Four killed, others injured in oil tanker accident

Four persons, including a commercial motorcycle operator, were killed and others injured in a multiple vehicle accidents at Sagamu stretch of the Lagos – Ore expressway.
The accident which occurred at 8pm on Monday at the steep and sharp bend near the Sagamu junction – old toll gate, involved a cyclist, a truck bearing diesel, another carrying Dangote cement, a commercial bus and lorry carrying flour.
The Nation gathered that the accident was caused by the truck carrying diesel (black oil) which fell on the lane of the travelers going in the direction of Lagos, and emptied its content onto the adjacent lane.
Motorists travelling in the direction of Ore, Benin who ran into the heavily oil – filled lane were swept off the road with some crashing into the concrete median and tumbling afterward while others plunged uncontrollably into a valley nearby.
Abubakar Umar, the driver of the truck laden with Dangote Cement, told The Nation that it was a sheer miracle and divine intervention that ensured his escape from hurt when he lost control of the wheel following the slippery road surface made possible by spilled oil.
According to him, he ran into the slippery road unaware like other victims before him, his truck lost balance, skidded off its track before plunging into a valley by the roadside, with the truck rolling many times over and hauling the bags of cement on the valley.
The operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Police and the state’s traffic management agency – TRACE, were sighted controlling the traffic even as some labourers were also seen carrying sand to cover the oil – filled road surface.

Four killed, others injured in oil tanker accident Four killed, others injured in oil tanker accident Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Rating: 5

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