People escaped death as 4 cars, a fuel tanker and truck collide in Lagos


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What would have been a catastrophic accident was averted yesterday at the Palm-groove area of Lagos state at 2:30 pm on Wednesday. Read here to find out!

The incidence that occurred on 22nd of January, 2019 nearly claimed the lives of people when a fuel truck collided with four cars around the Palmgroove area in Lagos state. According to the story, the vehicles that were involved are Toyota Matrix, A Toyota Corolla (grey colour), Honda Accord car and KIA salon car (black) with a filled fuel tanker of 33,000 liters capacity and a truck owned by Dangote Group which contained edible wheat.

What could have been a very horrible accident according to General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Adeshina Tiamiyu was caused by failure of brake in one of the vehicles. According to him, the accidents that happened around 2:30pm around Palmgroove area was lucky enough to have no casualties.


No casualty or injury was recorded except damages on the vehicles


The drivers that caused the accident drove off quickly when it happened

According to reliable source, we learnt that the Lagos State Traffic Emergency Authority (LASEMA) and Lagos State Fire Service were quick to respond and salvage the situation. The vehicles were however taken to police station for further investigation.

In a statement given by the State Police PRO, CSP Chike Oti, it was learnt that an argument that ensued between two drivers led to the multiple mishap. He further stated that the accident that involved six vehicles could be classified as minor accident since there was no record of death or injury except damages on the vehicles.

From an eye witness, what ultimately caused the accident was a result of an earlier minor accident between two vehicles. This made 2 drivers to exit their vehicles and engage in heated argument. While they were at it, one of the fuel tankers plying the road suddenly lost its brake and speedily rammed on the other which eventually led to the occurrence of multiple accidents. The two drivers that were arguing earlier on hurriedly entered their vehicles and drove off when they saw what they have caused.

Graphic video! Viewers' discretion! One of the recent accidents scene along Lagos road

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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