NTS: Trailer Freak Accident Crushes Five People in Ibadan

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It was a horrible picture at Eleyele in Ibadan North West Local Government area of Ibadan when an articulated lorry crushed about five persons on September 27, 2013, Friday.

The accident happened around 12.25 p.m. some metres away from Eleyele roundabout and claimed life of a young lady, who was crushed beyond recognition, while four other persons were taken to hospital.

The truck, with plate number XA 178 BDG, loaded more than one hundred bags of cement and was coming from Dugbe end before the accident happened.

The young driver allegedly could not control the truck, it ran into an 18-seater commercial bus, some motorcyclists and other passersby.

After crushing the victims, it headed to another story building by the road side. But the locked iron gate of the house prevented it from going inside the building.

Though, the two drivers tried to escape, the people in the area chased and got them arrested.

Beware of a Loaded Truck

In another development, a truck loaded scores of bags of cement has crushed into a Church, Save and Serve, Eleyele, just some close distance to the spot of the above-mentioned accident.

An eyewitness said the truck was trying to ascend a hill when its brake developed faults, turned back and broke the fence of the Church. But, there was no reported casualty.

Residents in the area complained that trucks always have accident on daily basis because they carry more than the capacity of the truck.

Policemen were at the scene controlling vehicular movements to prevent traffic snarl.

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