Many traders and other onlookers were bewildered and expressed shock in the afternoon of Wednesday, September 22, when the driver of a mini truck drove recklessly and crashed into a Toyota Camry car, causing the driver and passengers in the car to sustain various degrees of injuries in the process.
The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at Dopemu Underbridge inward Cement Bus Stop on the ever-busy Agege Motor Road when the driver of the mini truck, apparently refusing to give right of way to the Toyota Camry, lost control and crashed into the car, causing the passengers to sustain injuries.
I was passing through the Agege Motor Road after an official assignment and was heading to my office when I saw a large crowd when I got to an area of the highway and on enquiry from some people what caused the traffic bottleneck, I was told that a mini truck had crashed into a car.
The scenes of the accident
I, therefore, decided to get to the scene of the accident where many people were already at the scene beholding what happened and on enquiry from one of those around, I was told that the driver of the mini truck refused to give the driver of the Toyota Camry car the right of way and, in the process, he lost control and crashed into the car.
I was also told that both the driver and the passengers of the car sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of the impact of the accident and were quickly brought out of the vehicle by the people around before the arrival of emergency officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
The emergency officials were said to have given those who sustained injuries First Aid treatment before they were taken to the nearby hospital before I arrived at the scene of the incident.
I also saw men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), the agency in charge of monitoring traffic situation in the state, controlling the traffic situation while men of the Dopemu Police Station were also at the scene to write reports of the incident.
The situation caused serious traffic gridlock on the stretch of the road as the two vehicles were still at the scene before I left the area and I was told the policemen were waiting for a towing van to remove the two vehicles from the road to the station.
Many people who I met at the scene of the incident heaped blame on the driver of the mini truck who they said was too impatient as he was said to have refused to allow the Toyota Corolla to pass before he eventually lost control and crashed into the car.
By the time I left the scene of the accident around 5:00 p.m., people were still at the scene of the accident bemoaning the situation while the traffic situation had eased off due to the efforts of the operatives of LASTMA and policemen.
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