A female motorist got injured in the morning of Monday, May 3, when the tyre of a speeding car pulled out in motion, rolled over to the other side of the road and hit the windscreen of her own car on the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
The incident happened around 10:00 a.m. at Chevron inward Conservation Toll Plaza on the ever-busy expressway when the tyre of the speeding Lexus car had a tyre pullout and the tyre eventually rolled over to the other side of the road and landed on the windscreen of the Toyota Camry being driven by a woman.
The damage to the windscreen of the Toyota Camry caused the woman to sustain some injuries and she was given First Aid treatment before she was eventually taken to a hospital by paramedic officials at the scene of the incident.
It was gathered that the black Lexus car, which was coming from the Ajah end of the road, suddenly had one of its tyres pulled out and rolled over to the other side of vehicles coming from the Lekki Toll Plaza end of the road, hitting the white Toyota Camry being driven by the unnamed woman.
The incident caused massive gridlock on the expressway as paramedic and other officials of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) who arrived at the scene on time made efforts to move the two vehicles off the road.
As of the time of this report, the woman has been moved to a hospital while officials of LCC and policemen are making efforts to control the traffic situation on the road.
The incident was announced by the Lekki Concession Company, the organisation in charge of traffic monitoring on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, on its Twitter handle @LCCTollRoad, which added that the vehicles would soon be moved off the road.
According to LCC: “An accident has occurred at Chevron inward Conservation Toll Plaza. A Lexus car had a tyre pullout. The tyre rolled over to the other side of the expressway and landed on the windscreen of a Toyota Camry.
“The driver of the Camry, a woman, was injured as a result of the impact of the tyre landing on the windscreen and has been taken to the hospital.
“LCC patrol officers and policemen are managing the incident currently.”