According to a report by Daily Post, a man who was driving his family has been confirmed dead in Ogun State after a gas-laden tanker fell on his car and another along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday.
His wife and children escaped unhurt.
The accident occurred around 7am at Orimerumu axis of the highway, outbound Lagos.
The accident involved an unregistered Volvo gas truck, a Toyota Corolla with registration number, EQ 165 LSR, and a Toyota Sienna marked FKJ 341 GC.
The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement and Enforcement (TRACE) corps confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Saturday.
TRACE spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said “the gas-laden truck lost control and fell on both the Sienna and Corolla car.”
Akinbiyi added that the driver of the truck fled the scene immediately the crash occurred.
It was gathered that the two vehicles had eight occupants (three males, three females and two minors) at the time of the incident.
“According to eyewitness accounts, the gas-laden truck lost control due to speeding and the tanker fell on both the Toyota Sienna and Toyota Corolla vehicles, all of which were moving out of Lagos.
“The Toyota Corolla car consists of the father, mother and their children.
“The Toyota Sienna consists of a male (the driver) and two females, who escaped unhurt.
“Unfortunately, the driver of the gas laden truck ran away,” Akinbiyi said.