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Three escape death in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

Three persons escaped death on Monday in a car accident that occurred at the Ibafo area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Our correspondent who witnessed the incident reported it happened around 3:20pm, and it involved a truck with the registration number, KNN-140YL, and that no life was lost.

The truck had a brake failure resulting in it headed into the premises of Amuf Oil Filling Station, beside Ibafo Police Station, and collided with two parked trailer trucks, and a motorcycle, which the rider fled from without sustaining any injury.

Our correspondent gathered that the driver and passenger were rescued by the passers-by, commuters and police officers, and that they had fractured legs as a result of the accident. An eyewitness said a tolling vehicle was used to rescue the driver trapped inside the truck, while the duo were later rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment.

The motorcyclist, who escaped the accident, told PUNCH Metro that the truck experienced brake failure on the highway, then drove into the filling station and almost hit him.

 “It was brake failure, and he was unable to control the situation. I was observing the truck from the bank area, and did not know where to move. So, I fled from the motorcycle and left it on the ground.

 “It would have been more than this, if the two trucks were not parked there,” he said.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe, said she was not aware of the incident but would react on it, when she got the details.

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