No fewer than four persons escaped death as they sustained various degrees of injury on Saturday when a tanker overturned at Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday revealed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commandant of FRSC, told NAN in Ota, Ogun, that the accident happened at about 6.50 a.m.
Oladele explained that the tanker which was burnt beyond recognition was heading from Lagos to Ibadan when it lost control due to dangerous driving and excessive speeding.
He said that four persons sustained various degrees of injury in the accident that involved another vehicle, a Mitsubishi car with registration number DKA 653 ZP.
“The victims who had parts of their bodies burnt, were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, for medical attention,’’ he said.
Oladele remarked that the FRSC officers and personnel of other sister agencies had already cleared the obstruction, to ease free flow of traffic on the expressway.
The FRSC boss, however, advised motorists to drive cautiously and adhere to all traffic rules and regulation that prohibit overtaking at diversion points and construction zones, to avoid crashes.