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Weeks after Ojuelegba accident, Ejigbo residents erects hurdle to prevent heavy trucks, trailers

Weeks after the tragic truck accident at the Ojuelegba end of Lagos Mainland which led to the death of about four persons and several others injured, residents of Lafenwa community in Ejigbo has taken measures to prevent such occurrence in their axis.

InsideMainland gathered that the decision to erect a hurdle to prevent the potential damage that heavy trucks and trailers could cause in the area was owing to calls made by residents of the community to prevent the influx of trucks into the area.

It was learnt that the hurdle was constructed at Coker Junction, Ejigbo, Lagos Mainland at a portion of a newly rehabilitated road meant to be used by residents of the axis.

Prior to the construction of the hurdle, the road was barricaded to prevent heavy duty trucks and trailers from gaining access.

Reacting to the development, a resident of the axis, Ogidan Sefiu said the move to erect a hurdle was in the best interest of residents of the community. “Asides the fear of the damage that could be caused by the reckless driving of the truck drivers, the newly rehabilitated road can as well last for a long term. I think it is a step in the right direction. The drivers can find alternative routes asides using the expressway,” he said.

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