One person has died as gas tanker falls on vehicles on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
One person was killed after a gas-laden truck fell on two vehicles.
According to Newspremises, the incident happened at Orimerunmu area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
The crash involving an unregistered Volvo Truck loaded with gas, a Toyota Corolla with number plate EQ 165 LSR and Toyota Sienna marked FKJ 341 GC, occurred at 7:03 am.
It was gathered that the gas-laden truck lost control and fell on both the Sienna and Corolla car.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), on Saturday confirmed the incident to journalist in Abeokuta.
According to Akinbiyi, eight people, which comprised three men, three women and two minors, were involved in the accident, adding that one person died in the accident.
He stated that the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Famobis Hospital in Lotto.
He said that the rescue team included the TRACE, police and the FRSC.
Akinbiyi said the driver of the gas-laden truck ran away.
In his words:
“The gas-laden truck lost control due to overspeeding and the tanker fell on both the Toyota Sienna and Toyota Corolla vehicles, all of which were outbound Lagos (moving out of Lagos).
“The Toyota Corolla car consists of the father, mother and two minors (their children) while the Toyota Sienna consists of a male (the driver) and 2 females who escaped unhurt.”
He however, commiserate with the family of the deceased, and urged tanker drivers to maintain their vehicles properly as well as control their speed.