Cars, buses crushed, 1 injured as driver rams truck into shopping mall

At least four vehicles were crushed when a truck driver rammed his vehicle into ASE Shopping Complex in Ibadan.

The scene of the damaging crash is located beside Ifeasinachi Transport Company adjacent Premier Hotel junction along Mokola/Ojoo road in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Witnesses said the brake of the truck had failed while descending from a street on Mokola hill directly opposite the complex.

In a flash, the witnesses said, the truck loaded with substances believed to be sawdust, headed towards the busy dual carriage road, forced itself across the road median and rammed into the fence of the complex before plunging into the premises.

They said the truck landed on two cars and two buses parked beside an electricity transformer in the compound, crushing them in the process.

No one was in the vehicles.

The truck driver sustained a survivable cut to the head, Tribune reported.

The accident attracted road users and owners of the lock-up shops in the complex who gathered in groups trying to recap the movie-like incident and expressed gratitude to God for averting death.


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