One dies as gas tanker crushes cars in Ogun

A man driving his family has reportedly died after a gas-laden tanker fell on his car and another along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday.

Luckily his wife and children escaped unhurt from the accident which occurred around 7am at Orimerumu axis of the highway, outbound Lagos.

The accident involved an unregistered Volvo gas truck, a Toyota Corolla with registration number, EQ 165 LSR, and a Toyota Sienna marked FKJ 341 GC.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement and Enforcement (TRACE) corps confirmed the incident through its spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said “the gas-laden truck lost control and fell on both the Sienna and Corolla car.”

He added that the driver of the truck fled the scene immediately the crash occurred saying the two vehicles had eight occupants (three males, three females and two minors) at the time of the incident.

“According to eyewitness accounts, the gas-laden truck lost control due to speeding and the tanker fell on both the Toyota Sienna and Toyota Corolla vehicles, all of which were moving out of Lagos.

“The Toyota Corolla car consists of the father, mother and their children.

“The Toyota Sienna consists of a male (the driver) and two females, who escaped unhurt.

“Unfortunately, the driver of the gas laden truck ran away,” Akinbiyi said.

 

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