Driver plunges truck into Ogun river to avert accident, many fatalities
The Ogun Traffic and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), on Friday, praised the driver of a truck who plunged his vehicle into a river to avoid an accident near the Toll-gate along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, saying his action saved several lives.
The Sango-Ota Area Commander of TRACE, Mr Adekunle Ajibade, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Ota, Ogun state, said both the driver and his motor boy escaped unhurt in the incident which occurred around 5.00 a.m on Friday.
According to him, the truck was coming from the Sango-Ota axis and heading towards the toll gate when he lost control due to brake failure and the driver "tried to avert mishaps that could have claimed so many lives by plunging into the river.
"Thank God the driver came out unhurt while no life was lost also in the accident."
Ajibade said the motor boy was rescued, after several hours of being trapped in the accident, with the assistance of other traffic agencies like the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the police.
He said the motor boy had been taken to an undisclosed hospital for intensive treatment.
Ajibade advised truck owners to properly service and maintain their vehicles before putting them on the highway to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.