By Emmanuel Adeleke
An unidentified female egg hawker was on Saturday crushed to death by a diesel-laden tanker during a multiple accident on Otedola bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
It was gathered that the truck with number plate, GME 483 XD, also rammed into three moving vehicles.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke– Osanyintolu, said the accident occurred because the tanker suffered a mechanical fault while in motion.
“On arrival at the incident scene, it was discovered that a tanker fully laden with Deisel[60,000 litres] was found to have crushed a female pedestrian (Hawker) on Otedola bridge inward Berger.
“Further investigation conducted by the LRT revealed that the articulated truck with registration number GME 483XD suffered a mechanical fault (brake failure) and rammed into other ongoing vehicles (Suzuki with registration number EPE 302 HR and a Toyota Camry with registration number MUS 242 HM, Toyota Avalon with registration number AYE 453 SF) damaging the three vehicle’s in the process.
“The LRT, alongside NPF, LASAMBUS, FRSC,LASTMA and RRS officials are currently on ground to salvage the situation,” he said.