A truck laden with kerosene has reportedly crashed along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The incident which occurred Friday happened around Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State.

A statement signed by Florence Okpe the Route Commander Public Education Officer Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command stated that the crash involved a total of seven persons, all male adults, with one sustaining injuries. No death was recorded from the crash. 

The crash involved two vehicles, a white coloured Mack truck with registration number AGL 755 XY. The second vehicle is an ash coloured Toyota Camry with registration number AGL 472 FH.

The probable cause of the crash is said to be excessive speeding which led to loss of control and the truck skipped and became engulfed in fire. 

The Fire Service personnel were immediately invited to put off the fire. The crash scene has been cleared and traffic restored on the Expressway.

The injured victim was rescued and taken to a nearby Hospital. The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander Clement Oladele, has advised drivers, including those driving articulated vehicles to drive cautiously and within the recommended speed limit to avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes.

He also advised tankers conveying petroleum products to adhere strictly to prescribed standards of installing safety seals in the tankers conveying petroleum products, with the tanker installed with a safety seal, even when it flipped after the driver lost control, the contents would not have spilled thus averting fire outbreak.

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