Friday, September 04, 2015

Another 40ft Container Truck Falls On Ikorodu-Sagamu Expressway [PHOTO]

About Forty-eight hours after a 40-foot container truck fell
off the Ojuelegba Bridge along Funsho Williams
Avenue, Lagos State, killing three persons, another
incident of thesame manner has occurred along
the Ikorodu-Sagamu Expressway, on Friday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no
life was lost in this latest incident which occurred at
Winners Bus Stop, located between Lagos State
Polytechnic and Jubilee Estate in Ikorodu, Lagos

The truck with a Lagos licence
number plate, JJJ-933 XA, was
said to be ascending a hill en-route Lagos
road, Ikorodu, when it lost control and fell
on its side. It fell across the entire
breadth of the dual carriage way and prevented
both motorists and other vehicles from using the major road. A witness, simply identified as Kabiru, who lives
few meters away from the scene, told NAN that
"the accident happened at about 2.30 a.m on

"We heard a loud noise and when we came to the
scene, we saw that it was a container truck that had
"We didn't see the driver of the truck by the time we
A resident of the area, Chioma Amadi said, "This
sort of accident used to happen here, and on some
occasion lives are lost.
"A similar fatal accident happened here about four
years ago which claimed the life of a polytechnic
lecturer's pregnant wife.
"But the government has failed to address our
Another resident and a business woman, Folashade
Aina, said cases of fallen articulated vehicles were a
regular occurrence on the road.
She attributed this to reckless driving, the rickety
trucks used by some of the truck owners and the
deplorable state of the Ikorodu-Sagamu
"Incidents of fallen containerised -trucks and petrol
tankers are a regular occurrence here, especially
because of the many companies and industries that
are sited between Lagos and Sagamu in Ogun.
"The trucks are either owned by some of the
companies or their contractors.
"Imagine if such a loaded truck falls on someone's
car, it will take the grace of God for the occupants
to survive it and be alive.
"We are lucky this one happened early in the
morning; otherwise, it no doubt that it would have
claimed lives.
"We should thank God that no life was lost in this
latest incident".
On their part, commercial motorcyclists who plied
the route took advantage of the situation to hike
For instance, the fare on a trip between Odogunyan
Bus-Stop and Garage Roundabout on the Lagos
Road, in Ikorodu, which normally goes for N150
has now risen to between N200 and N250. NAN
reports that the 40-foot truck had yet to be
removed as at the time of filing this report.

Source -(NAN)
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