Six escape death as container crushes car in Ogun

Six people escaped death by a whisker when a truck driver carrying a 40-foot container lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a Toyota Camry on the Ikorodu-Sagamu Road in Ogun State.

The survivors were said to have run out after seeing that the container on the truck was about to fall off due to the impact of the collision.

A resident, Sanni Yusuf, in a post on Instagram, said the accident was caused by the slow-pace construction work on the Ikorodu Road, adding that many commuters had been killed on the road.

He wrote, “The three passengers on board were said to have run out of the car before the container landed. The road is indescribably worse. It’s a death trap.

“Construction is slow-paced. Engineers would work for a short while and go on a break for a long while. Many lives have been lost on this road. Each time I set out to go to work, my heart beats.

On a Facebook group, Ikorodu Ambassadors, some users confirmed seeing the crash.

One Omolayo Phatyromah said, “It’s not that truck alone o.. we have like three accidents on that road in just two days; two on Monday and one on Tuesday.”

The Ogun State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ahmed Umar, said six people were involved in the crash, adding that one person sustained injuries.

He said, “It was recorded by the Mosimi Unit Command. Nobody was killed from the six people involved in the accident. Only one person got injured and was taken to the Micvol Hospital for treatment. The accident happened on Monday opposite the NNPC depot in Mosimi along Sagamu Road. It was caused by the bad road.”


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