Another tanker accident at Takie Ogbomoso, one severely injured

Another tanker accident at Takie Ogbomoso, one severely injured


Jeremiah OYELEKE


A fuel laden tanker Saturday afternoon skidded and fell as it made to negotiate the Takie roundabout in Ogbomoso leaving a motorboy severely wounded in the leg.

The wounded motorboy

According to eye witnesses the tanker was coming from the direction of Caretaker but fell as it made to wheel towards Federal Government College road to link the new Ilorin highway.


“One of the motorboys had one of his legs crushed in the accident but had been taken to LAUTECH Teaching Hospital,” an operative of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency (ORTMA), who identified himself as Ojo told


“Our men upon seeing the accident quickly mobilized to nearby road junctions to stop traffic and control movement of people at the scene to prevent any untoward incident like fire outbreak or more accidents.”


Firefighters were also seen at the scene to forestall fire outbreak.

The incident had triggered traffic snarl in the metropolis with a long line of vehicles particularly articulated vehicles in the major trunk A road.

Recall the Takie roundabout is a usual spot for accidents prompting many to call for a flyover at the roundabout as well as expediting action on the Ogbomoso-Oyo section of the new Ilorin-Ibadan highway in order to divert the movement of trucks outside the metropolis.

One thought on “Another tanker accident at Takie Ogbomoso, one severely injured

  1. Thank God the casualty rate was minimal. However, it is high time a flyover was built at the Takie intersection to put an end to the perennial accident. Or alternatively, the road should be dualized right from Ogbomoso High School and to terminate at Aroje axis This will provide enough room for the articulated vehicle to manoeuvre at the Takie intersection. These are the two alternative propositions the State and the Federal Covernment need to consider.

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