It seems some motorists always take delight in violating traffic rules and regulations as the driver of a Toyota Camry, on Sunday, October 24, decided to shun a traffic light and in the process, caused an accident on the Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos State.
The incident occurred around 11:00 a.m. at Chisco area inward Ajah on the Lekki-Epe Expressway when the driver of the Toyota Camry decided to ignore the traffic light that asked him to stop and in the process, rammed into a pick-up car that was coming from the other side of the road.
It was gathered that the lone occupant of the Toyota Camry, who was heading towards Ajah, decided to shun the traffic light on getting to the Chisco area and as he did this, he rammed into the pick-up van, causing damage to both vehicles.
While his Toyota Camry had its left side and the back bumper seriously damaged, the white pick-up had its entire front part including the booth damaged. The passenger door of the pick-up was also damaged as a result of the impact of the accident.
Although there were no casualties as a result of the incident, the situation caused massive traffic gridlock on the ever-busy expressway just as officials of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the company in charge of managing traffic on the highway made efforts to control the situation.
(PHOTOS CREDIT: Lekki Concession Company's Facebook wall)
As of the time of this report, LCC patrol officers and towing trucks were at the scene to recover the vehicles and move them from the road while policemen and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were also on ground to assess and record the accident scene.
The incident was announced by the LCC on its Facebook wall on Sunday afternoon which also advised motorists to exercise utmost caution when approaching the scene of the accident.
According to the LCC: "An accident has been recorded at Chisco. The driver of the Toyota Camry ignored the traffic lights. This has caused tailbacks of traffic. LCC patrol officers and towing trucks are at the scene to recover the vehicles while policemen are also on ground doing the needful.
"Motorists are advised to exercise utmost caution when approaching the scene of the incident."
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