Three injured as tanker rams into vechicles in Lagos

A fully loaded tanker on Friday rammed into 6 vehicles while on motion around Gbagada bridge inward Ifako along Oworonsoki Expressway, Lagos, injuring three people.

This was made known by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

The agency disclosed that the accident caused severe congestion for road users moving from 3rd mainland bridge going towards Ifako by Oworonsoki Expressway.

It was gathered that the driver of the fully loaded tanker after lossing control due to brake failure rammed into 6 other vehicles (3 commercial vehicles, 3  private cars & 1 Lastma bike) while descending Gbagada bridge inward Ifako on the expressway.

LASTMA confirmed that those casualties were severely injured and rushed to Gbagada General Hospital for medical treatment by a Lastma Trooper who was also among those wounded during the accident.

The agency disclosed further that while the accident occured around 6:10pm today, Policemen from Alonge Police Station at Oworonsoki were equally at the scene of the accident.

However, the General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba, called on Association regulating activities of tanker operators to always educate their drivers on the need to observe speed limit whenever they are driving on public roads.

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