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Monday, 6 August 2012

40-foot container crushes car on Anthony bridge; kills three

This is my biggest fear, so I never drive close to a trailer. They are so reckless and their vehicles badly maintained.

The man you see in the photo above, plus two others in a Toyota Avalon car with registration number SQ 32 AAA, were killed around 7pm on Friday August 3rd on the Anthony Bridge, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, after a truck hauling a 40-foot container suddenly slipped off the flat-bed and fell on their car

The driver of the Toyota and another man in the car died instantly, but not the one in the photo. He called for help for over an hour but the people around had no means to lift the container off the car. Even LASEMA couldn't help because the container was too heavy. The man eventually died.


Finally, four hours after the accident, a crane was brought to lift the container off the mangled car. The bodies of the three men were taken to Gbagada General Hospital.

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

Linda , u don't ve to post such pix, d story alone cld ve been ok but not with d pic , we need to respect his family, seeing this pix alone cld make them ve more pains,'it's so touching

Anonymous said...

Beyond sad..May their souls rest in perfect peace

pearlzville T.O said...

FOUR BLOODY HOURS!!! when a life could have been saved?? Nigeria has to look into their response or safety team.. When are we going to have swift ambulances with good first aid treatment while rushing to a near by hospital ?? Nigerian's wahala do tire me

Noble .J. Ozogbuda said...

Oh may their soul RIPP. NOBLE ICT ZONE FOR MOBILE EXPLOITS

Anonymous said...

Thank God for Fashola's new bill. I hope it will prevent these unnecessary deaths:( BTW Linda, u α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ doing well keeping us posted whyl in London. U shd employ sm1 tho. No need to teach them all d tricks of Ūя̲̅ trade;)
-Khad-

tobiadebowale said...

Aww, that's bad. Says a lot bou our emergency response ability.

Anonymous said...

Lord have mercy on their souls, amen.
Linda, I don't think it's appropriate for you to put up the photo! He has a family who probably read your blog! It's disheartening. Please take it down or at least cross out the face to show some humanity

Anonymous said...

God have mercy on Nigeria. The amount of blood that is spilled in this nation ehn. It will take only God to cleanse this land himself. When you are judging this land please spare me and my family.

Anonymous said...

Na wa o!God help us..

Anonymous said...

God have mercy on Nigeria. The amount of blood that is spilled in this nation ehn. It will take only God to cleanse this land himself. When you are judging this land please spare me and my family.

Anonymous said...

Called 4 help for ova an hour,naija is really fucked,smh

Anonymous said...

Aaaah! Dis is terrible. God have mercy on us in dis Nigeria o.

WhySoSerious? said...

I never drive close to those haulers too. Most times I try as much as I can to overtake them when the coast is clear...Not only are their vehicles poorly maintained, the drivers are shockingly reckless & wicked - always trying to bully the smaller cars off the road. I guess the most important part of the newly signed lagos traffic law is the time constraint imposed on them - To operate only at night - so they can have the road to themselves & ease up on daytime traffic.

On the other hand, I wonder when these guys will improve on their response to emergencies like this. Its absolutely ridiculous that at this time & age, we still cannot respond speedily & effectively to emergencies (fire, accidents etc) & with the right equipment too. What a shame this is; We really have a long way to go here. #SadMuch

Anonymous said...

Omg! This is sadness. May their soul rest ina perfect peace... Amen

Where is this our country heading! oh God please save us from all this calamity.

Anonymous said...

My God! May their soul rest in peace. Why is this country like this? We can't handle emergencies atall na wah may God deliver us.

Anonymous said...

So painful!

chioma Akwarandu said...

My goodness! How terrrrrrible!

Anonymous said...

And people wonder why Dangote wants graduates as drivers for his new fleet of trucks...RIP to the deads

ah said...

OH DEAR GOD! This is someone's father...someone's grandfather. Dear Bastard thieving politicians: You can not put money into life saving tools like emergency cranes but you can send your bastard seeds(children-bastard or otherwise) and useless wives/girlfriends to the best nations on this planet. You will all reap the fruits of your labor soon

Anonymous said...

Lord have mercy

Anonymous said...

It was 2 men and a woman in the car not 3 men. An elderly couple and their driver.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. Left without help for over an hour because the infrastructures and necessary equipment and manpower to help them was not in place. Our leaders are more interested in looting rather than doing the right thing. One day we shall face Baba God and IWeb all know where all these thieves will end up because they have too many people's blood on their hands.

Anonymous said...

This country is a mess

kay said...

oh no! This is terrible :(

Obiamaka said...

This is why I never get 5ft close to those trailers and containers.I get jittery when I see them on the road.May their souls RIP.the one that called out for help must have been in great pains before he died.may their souls find rest AMEN

Anonymous said...

As we become more and more aware of these things my question is that what has become of those that have committed such atrocities in the past. The value for human life seems to depreciate by the day in our country. Hw many more innocent lives have to be lost before we do what is right. Nigerians high time we drop all that etnic crap nd restructure our minds for us to really place ourselves where our govt has placed us and challenge the beast. RIP the departed

Anonymous said...

Was this picture necessary.

AGO 4 sale said...

This story moved me to tears.....its just too sad!!!!!! Its so disheartenin dat we don't value life,, 4hours b4 a crane arrived. I doubt if things will get better one day.

Anonymous said...

Linda abeg...just ccontinue to use your viewers discretion advised...some of us cant stand to see pics of the dead...when we see viewers discretion advised, we know not to click to read more, thank you!!!

Stella Ajike said...

OMG! The sight of any container-bearing truck frightens me. I simply wonder why such trucks will be allowed to ply roads same time with other road users knowing how reckless they can be. So sad. May the souls of the dead rest in peace, amen.

topsyrek said...

dis very sad ooo may dier souls rest in peace. Linda i really do not like d fact dat u use pictures of dead ppł as supporting evidence very tasteless i must say n it ekkks me

meenah said...

kilode??????......evrytym....nawa oh!

Anonymous said...

His family should sue the company that owns the container. Some oil marketers will use bad vehicle and explodes killing people....the family of the parties involved say it is how God wants it instead of fighting to prevent it happening again. The containers should have safety fasteners on the truck....if they kill people, they will get away with it so they can't be bothered doing the right thing.

Mortilfirlinger said...

Ufff so sad.

Anonymous said...

This is horrible.Nigeria is a bad country.

Anonymous said...

OMG, I hate all these trailers moving about the roads, it's as if some of them set out to kill. This is really sad, even our emergency response sucks. May their souls RIP . . . I think trailers should only be allowed to move from 9 pm

Anonymous said...

It was not 4hrs after that a crane was brought but almost 12hours after. The occupants in the car were the man and his wife plus the driver.
RIP Uncle&Aunt

Anonymous said...

O maa seee Oooo .

Anonymous said...

Naija ma country.RIP

Funlad said...

jesus wept....it is well

Anonymous said...

Its so sad, it was actually dis man who was 81 yrs old n his wife over 70yrs old n their driver. He was my mum's uncle. We didn't even know he didn't die immediately. They didn't even live in lagos, they came visiting from Ondo dat fateful day.

Anonymous said...

This is very very disheartening. I am tired of this country and its contents! Yes! Including the people! No safety, No lack of respect for situations.. its sad. This man was calling for help and the fool who took this picture was more interested in snapping a pic than looking for a way to help abi? What if it were his father in this situation? He would prefer snapping a picture than trying his best to save him? I mean the man was alive for hours and all people could do was stand around and take pictures! May God punish all of you involved in this dastardly act! Its not fair! Imagine if he has a child in school or a relative abroad who stumbles across this picture on the net? Youy guys have no human sympathy at all and y'all need to stop this stupid habit.
The idiotic company or business man who owns the trailer and his employees - May God punish all of you for this! What would it cost you to observe simple safety precautions and do the right thing?! What is wrong with us Nigerians! I am honestly tired of all this. If it is not Boko haram today, it is Kidnappers tomorrow, or plane crash yesterday or boat sinking .. and the idiots leading us are getting richer and riccher!
I have honestly given up on Nigeria. Im on my way out of here. God is definately punishing this country for a reason! SMDH!

scataa! said...

Rubbish coun3! Neva ready 4 anytyn! Laserma or wateva emergency agency shld b properly trained and they shld b dispatched to different places! They most b alert @ any time! Dis coun3 still neva grow-up, crowling like a toddler! I now see reasons with Aliko Dangote! Gradt drivers will nt drive recklessly!..Mscheeew! RIP!...PSSNM

Anonymous said...

i am so so sorry for this pathetic but y is this Government so wicked and so insensitive to the cry of the masses , i am so tired of this country, i cant still understand y the railway will never work , untill this thing kill somebody very important in the presidency , then everybody wil pretend it is very ok. i am so scared and tired , i swear, this naija is lawless country . i beg, God himself should pls forgive us all our iniquities and act fast... i m weak n tired!!!!

Anonymous said...

God have mercy. This is becoming one too many. The same thing happened to my husband last week and it was just God that saved him. He was driving out of the car park and only got delayed when he was waiting to pick someone. in a split second, a trailer carrying container had overturned and the container fell exactly at the exit he was driving towards. This happened at VI. i shiver anytime i remeber and even imagine what could have happened. Those trailers need to secure the containers before moving.
God will continue to watch over us and protect us

Anonymous said...

Awww may their souls rest in perfect peace.
P.S dear friends of @ manmustwack on twitter pls I know you visit here and he also does pls advice him to be less dramatic I came here to look for this post cos of d way he portrayed it we all know he is nt gainfully employed at the moment so tries to constitute a nuisance in the name of being funny but his obscession with linda is crazy.he talks about her as if she's no good @ all pls stop it

Anonymous said...

LASEMA?

adetutu olokunbola said...

i hope the truck driver gets life imprisonment and the bloody company close down.

Anonymous said...

This is heart rending.

Anonymous said...

I always get wary being near such vehicles too. It takes a single second for this nonsense. Same happened arnd ikeja on the way to d airport some years back. A girl had just arrived naija, and was looking for taxi while calling her pple to tell dem she has arrived, and d container fell on her and some traders. Naija leaders have no value for life at all.

Anonymous said...

So sad

Anonymous said...

This is soooo sad!If these trucks cant be maintained, then they should only be allowed to travel at night when the city is sleeping. This is so uncalled for.

Anonymous said...

Kai this is touching,especially 4 the 3rd man.i think am beginning to like the ideas of trailers ​and long vehicles not to move btw 6 am ​and 10 pm.LS government pls let it start 2day

Anonymous said...

I still dont get why these containers are not secured onto the flat beds? lets use common sense, this is a continous issue and the Lagos state govt didnt deem it fit to include such in the new traffic rules instead they are more bothered about eating and drinking????? Gosh this country is sick!!!

Bouckorlah Abhulimen Aileru said...

Haahaaa dis is terrible, after four good hour wen a life could have been saved. Gov.Fashola should band all dis trailers 4rm moving in d daytime, let their movement start from 12:00am midnight till 5:00am in the morning,like that more lives will be saved. I pray d Lord 2 give d families of d deceaseds d fortituted 2 bear d lost & may their gentle souls rest in peace.

Bouckorlah Abhulimen Aileru said...

You can't be too careful, whether u drive close 2 trailers or not is not d point, but we pray dat God's protection should always be available 2 us IJN (Amen, becos we are not perfect.

Nekky said...

oh my!! dis is sad. may their souls RIP. which way Nigeria? for how will there continue to be unnecessary deaths? God knows how i hate going near trucks. som of the illiterate drivers just intimidate other road usees with their loud horn. now i see reasons to support Dangote for wanting graduate drivers. atleast graduates are exposed enough to apply caution unlike some illiterate truck drivers. so so sad.RIP n my condolence to their families.

Anonymous said...

The woman in the vehicle was my aunt... Was really depressing seeing this picture online and not by the police.

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

=))º°˚˚˚°ºНAĦAНAº°˚˚˚°º‎​=)) OMG! Jude the story teller, You follow reach here? Issokay na!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh.. O ma se oo.. So sad. May thr souls Rest in Perfect Peace.

Anonymous said...

awww dis is serious.i'm sure linda did not put the picture up for traffic .so pls take note of dis and work on peoples complaint

DÍÈKÓ Lagos said...

Why would you put the picture online when the family are grieving, i find it very insensitive and infact uncaring of you. It must have been the most agonising one hour of the man's life and now his children have to see it plastered all over your blog.
Try and be sensitive ..

Anonymous said...

I say a big Amen to ur prayer .its jst too sad

Anonymous said...

I was on the road that night when it happened. Lagosians and officials tried rescuing them, all to no avail. Only a crane could lift such container and the traffic was so bad that getting a crane there was difficult. May their souls rest in peace@frau

Anonymous said...

U r correct darling buh I think they r trying in lagos cos last time I was in 9ja n I saw some1 involved in an accident I noticed a mobile ambulance came immediately gave d victim first aid n then drove away so I guessed dey took the victim to th hos. God will bless us all the way God has bless yankee n still blessing it na so God go bless our country sef.... Amen!

Anonymous said...

MAY THE LORD DELIVER US FROM EVIL, ITS A SAD STORY, MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE AND FOR THE LASSMAN IF IT IS MOTOR THAT THEY WANT TO TOLL NOW THEY WILL GET TOLLING VEHICLE TO THE PLACE ON TIME SEE HOW WE LOST ANOTHER SOUL BUT SHA IT IS WELL

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmn. Mchwew. Trailers dat their containers are not fixed to d truck should not be allowed on Nigeria roads. In fact they should be arrested when found. It is really risky. Soometimes dis containers just shake as dey drive.

Str8FrmDaHips said...

Dont normally say this..but make an exception here..u should remove this pic..this is someone's Grandad and to see him in this manner is quite distressing 4 me..talk less of the family members!!

Anonymous said...

there is no point showing the pathetic picture of this family man I am sure if he was one of your relatives you will be mourning his loss rather than showing the sad picture

Anonymous said...

Linda this is very sad you should show sympathy for his loss rather than showing the pathetic picture of his body he, his wife and driver left families behind. May their souls rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

Linda, what if you were a regular reader of this blog and you lived abroad. if the man in the photo was your father, would you be happy logging on and seeing a photo of his dead body esp if you had not been told about the accident?
Show some humanity!
Very poor of you pls.

Anonymous said...

And you think Nigeria is not finished?, no emergency service,pure bedlam, madness,no social order corruption, youth unemployment,419 scams, RUNS (prostitution to make ends meet )> Everyday,i thank God for helping me emigrate from that Zoo. See how the poor old man just wasted!!

Anonymous said...

Udo

Hmmm na waoh, I don't want to start having driving phobia.

Anonymous said...

4 Those who think Linda is heartless or insensitive, I just wnt 2 say she is nt any of these. Her emotions got d beta of her n she just reported wat she saw n did it lik a reporter. Dat doesn't make her al d adjectives u ppl call her. So pls b nice with ur words 2 her. May dia souls rest in peace n I hope r leaders saw dis to make amends on dia policies. Gov Fashola pls take note of al r comments.

Anonymous said...

The deceased were my relatives, my grand uncle, his wife and the driver, thank God I didn't see the photo. My grand uncle and his wife were such nice people.
i saw them last year at a wedding in Ondo. I stayed at their house. They asked me to come back visiting more often....

Princess of Zion said...

Very very sad! The new motor regulations should also address containers, trailers and tankers! Many of them are unsafe! They need to crack down on them! To the souls that passed on, rest in perfect peace! May the Lord welcome you with open arms! I'm sure when they left their homes that day, they had no clue it would be their last day! Very sad!

:) said...

Its such a pity that our country is in this state.

Anonymous said...

thanks linda for bringing down the picture. The man was a high chief in Ondo town. Very rich and prestigeous in his town. His death shook the whole of ondo state. Having to see him like that was very bad. His children are all over the world and am sure some of them read your blog. I happen to be a family member as well.

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