3 Crushed As Container Falls On Car In Lagos


fewer than three persons were crushed to death yesterday when a  40-feet
containerized vehicle fell on a Mazda car on the Badagry-Seme Expressway.
accident which occurred at about 1.15p.m, was attributed to the bad road which
has been a nightmare to commuters and other users of the road.

containerized vehicle with registration number XT 339 AKD was said to be
conveying some goods when it lost control and fell on the car, with four
occupants.  Three of the passengers died instantly, while the driver was
in a critical condition.

accident caused a heavy traffic while passers-by went on an immediate rescue
mission of the trapped persons, before officials of Federal Road Safety Corps,
FRSC, and Lagos State Traffic Management Authourity, LASTMA, came to the scene
of the accident.
of the occupants pulled out from the crushed car had already died. Vanguard
learnt that the driver of the truck fled immediately the accident occurred.
witnesses told Vanguard that the bad portion of the road has been left because
of the on going reconstruction and that the danger has been there all along.
the fact that the road is no longer manageable, road users often drive against
traffic to avoid container carrying trucks; now it has claimed lives,”
exclaimed a regular road user.
accident  attracted a lot of condemnations of the government towards its
people, with an eye-witness saying; “This is an indication that we are all
driving on a time bomb. It could be I or you tomorrow”
at the time LASTMA officials arrived the scene of the accident with a towing
van in order to lift the container off the compressed car, a large number good
spirited Nigerians, who swung into action almost immediately the accident
occurred, had already evacuated the passengers on board the car with
registration number UK 641 KJA.


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