Trailer Experiences Brake Failure, Collides with Electric Poles at Iwo-Road

A trailer conveying bottles of drinks has reportedly been involved in an accident at Iwo-Road, Ibadan, Oyo State

According to reports, the road traffic accident happened at FRSC out-post, opposite Toun Hospital, along Wema Bank, Iwo Road, Ibadan by 11:30 am.

OYRTMA men and Officers manning Egbeda/Tollgate Commands and other sister agencies were at the scene to rescue affected persons and ensure free flow of movement whilst efforts were made to evacuate the affected articulated vehicle conveying some bottles of drinks.

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Initial assessment reveals the vehicle involved suffered brake failure and the driver lost control shortly before a head-on collision with electric polls.

As at the time of filing this report, no casualty was reported and wounded persons had since been moved to a nearby hospital by the OYRTMA Rescue Team who are also in the process of removing the vehicle.

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While traffic along the route is moving slowly at this hour, we beseech motorists plying the axis to drive slowly and carefully pending when the crashed vehicles would be completely removed.

The Executive Chairman, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi in his reaction further reiterated the call for traders to desist from selling or displaying their goods and commodities just beside the road corridors as this act poses a significant risk to their lives and properties.

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He implored business owners to respect the roads and avoid any sort of encroachment so as to avert calamities of monumental proportions in the rare event of an accident such as this.


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