By Esther Onyegbula
LAGOS—One person has been reportedly hospitalised in an accident involving a DAF truck and a Honda vehicle at Kirikiri area of Lagos, opposite Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, building.
It was learned that the accident occurred when a DAF truck with number plate, JJJ875YK Lagos, carrying steel boards lost control and rammed into a navy blue Honda vehicle, which in turn rammed into an electric pole at the middle of the highway.
Although the occupants of the vehicle escaped unscathed, the Honda vehicle was damaged beyond repair.
The accident which resulted in heavy gridlock caused untold hardship to motorists plying the Kirikiri axis.
Eyewitnesses, who blamed the truck driver for the incident, said the occupants of the navy blue Honda were rescued.
When Vanguard got to the scene officials from Federal Road Safety Corps and policemen were on ground directing traffic while effort was being made to tow away the truck and the vehicle to Kiri-kiri police station.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Joe Offor, said accident occurred at Kirikiri area of Lagos. “All the vehicles involved in the accident have been recovered. The accident wasn’t fatal, but one of the victims who suffered shock is now receiving treatment in a hospital,” he said.