Road Users Escape Death As Container Falls On Parked Truck

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Some road users on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway escaped death when an articulated vehicle carrying a 40ft container skidded off the highway and fell on a parked truck.

The accident occurred Friday on the road where the popular Kara Cattle Market is located.

The articulated vehicle with registration number FST 477 XS carrying the container had lost two rear tyres which made it to skid of the road.

In the process its load destroyed front part of the other trailer marked XF 711 KTN, leaving the windscreen, steering and engine mangled.

Some eyewitnesses disclosed that it was a miracle that no life was lost in the incidence as people were standing at the spot when the accident occurred.

A trader at Kara Market, Malam Mohammed Rabiu, said that some passengers waiting for commercial vehicles at the spot scampered for safety as the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Another trader, Malam Garba Rabo, said that he was among those who ran for his dear life.

He pointed at two busted rear tyres on the vehicle which, according to him, caused the vehicle’s driver to lose control and skid off road.

“The driver was trying to park but I didn’t know why he was struggling with the vehicle and it was coming dangerously toward us so we ran away,’’ he said.

A motorist, Mr Tony Bayowa, said that he escaped being hit by the vehicle when it lost control.

“I parked to see if there were any casualties because of the way the people and vehicles parked there sped off the scene.

“I must say that it is a miracle that nobody was killed or wounded,’’ he said.

Investigation revealed that the driver of the truck that caused the accident fled the scene to avoid being mobbed.

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