Death On The Lagos/Ibadan Expressway Of A Traffic Hawker
Yesterday’s scenario was heartbreaking as one individual (a traffic hawker) was confirmed deceased after a multi-vehicle accident on the Kara Bridge branch of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Seven cars were involved in the collision: a MAC truck hauling containers, a GUO motors 18-seater commercial bus, a Sienna sedan, a Toyota Corolla, and a Toyota Matrix vehicle.
The tragedy, which happened at 7 a.m., was caused by the truck’s driver ramming into cars from behind owing to a brake failure, an eyewitness told The Guardian. According to the source, a Toyota Matrix was one of the automobiles that went from the Kara Bridge.
The catastrophe also resulted in several injuries.
The bottleneck, which stretched from the bridge to the Otedola Bridge and within OPIC, stopped vehicle movement on the axis for many hours and hampered traffic leaving Lagos.
Officers from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) had to act quickly to conduct rescue operations, remove the damaged cars off the bridge, and bring order back to the always congested route.
Speaking to media about the tragedy, Ahmed Umar, the Ogun State FRSC Sector Commander, stated that a traffic hawker had died in the car accident. Additionally, he verified that the truck’s braking failure was what caused it to crash into other cars in front.