The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps said the loss of lives was averted on Saturday after a tanker loaded with petrol collided with a truck on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
In a statement in Ota on Saturday, Corps’ Route Commander, Florence Okpe, said the accident which occurred at about 2:51 a.m, involved four persons with two injured and no death recorded.
“A tanker with registration number LND-437 XC conveying PMS collided with a truck marked LRN-981 ZA around the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s youth centre gate, Mowe, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, blocking the entire carriageway into Lagos.”
“Also, Julius Berger Plc has been contacted to open the blocked section around the area, where they are currently rehabilitating, to allow vehicles have access as the gridlock has spread towards Kara near Sagamu,” she said.
Okpe urged motorists to use the Lagos-Sango-Ota-Abeokuta, Epe-Ajah-Ijebu Ode, and Ikorodu-Sagamu roads as alternative corridors pending when the two vehicles would be removed to avoid being trapped in the gridlock.
Source: punch ng