Calamity was averted on Monday 31st August 2009 when a trailer failed brake and plunged through the fence of Marymount College, Owa as it veered off the Old Lagos Asaba Road.
According to an authoritative source the short lowbed allegedly owned by a construction company handling the construction of some streets road in the metropolis development brake fault shortly after Owa Ekei Junction. The source further disclosed that the driver, who hung grimly unto the steering, had his conductor shouting out warning to pedestrians, motorcyclists and motorists alike about the dangerous state of the truck, asking them to give way.
Fortunately, with determination, the source said the driver was able to steer the now unstoppable truck into a part of the fence where there was nobody and no building and came to a halt on impact with the fence, after breaking through it.
The conductor who fell off the trailer on impact with the fence, and was said to have sustained some injuries was taken away for medical attention.
An eyewitness who craved anonymity decried the incessant accidents by heavy duty vehicles due to failed brakes. He recalled the petroleum product laden trailer that rammed into the fence of Holy Infant Group of Schools, another roller which crashed into the area before the Orogodo River, stating that if not for the drivers courage, the outcome would better be imagined. He urged the authorities concerned to take their jobs more seriously and make sure that any truck or trailer that is not road worthy is put off the road with immediate effect.
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