A yet-to-be-identified driver conveying Automotive Gas Oil, also known as diesel, to a destination in the state lost control of the vehicle and crashed around the New Road bus stop.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, while confirming the incident said the suspected cause of the accident was brake failure.
Oke-Osanyintolu added that emergency responders, including the LASEMA response team and officials of the state fire service, were on ground to help the situation.
The DG said the accident led to a temporary gridlock, adding that normal activities resumed on the road after a piece of heavy-duty equipment was deployed in the area to recover the fallen truck.
Oke-Osanyintolu, said, “Distress calls were received concerning the incident and upon arrival, it was confirmed that a truck loaded with AGO had fallen due to suspected brake failure.
“This resulted in the obstruction of free vehicular activities along the corridor. A multi-stakeholder team comprising the agency’s responders, LRU firefighters, Lagos State Fire Service, LASTMA, LSNC, and the Nigerian Police worked together to evacuate the impediment off the road.
“The agency’s heavy-duty equipment was used for recovery, while the area has been blanketed to prevent any secondary incident. The operation concluded with no loss of life or injury.”