Authorities are currently conducting an investigation into a peculiar incident that occurred on Tuesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos. A lady reportedly crashed her vehicle into a section of the fence at the Presidential/VIP Lounge parking lot.
The lone accident took place near the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) on Tuesday morning. According to eyewitness accounts, the lady was driving a Black Lexus RX 350 SUV and lost control of the vehicle around 07:15hrs. The SUV subsequently rammed into the concrete brick wall fence surrounding the parking lot.
In the process of crashing through the fence, the lady’s vehicle also collided with another parked car, a red Toyota Camry, causing damage to both vehicles.
The lady sustained minor injuries to her legs during the accident. Fortunately, sympathetic bystanders came to her aid and helped her out of the wreckage. She was then taken to the FAAN clinic for medical treatment.
According to the lady’s statement to the sympathizers, she had been at the airport to drop off a friend who had an 08:00 flight to Anambra from the MMA2 terminal. While exiting the terminal towards the Bessam area, she claimed that her vehicle suddenly accelerated, and she lost control, leading to the collision with the fence.
Security operatives from various units, including the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit of the Nigerian Police, Aviation Security, and those attached to the lounge, were present at the scene of the accident. The Airport Command of the Nigerian Police has taken up the investigation of the incident.
As of press time, there has been no official statement from the police regarding the incident. The Spokesman of the command, DSP Taiwo Oladipupo, has yet to respond to inquiries made by reporters.
The investigation aims to determine the cause of the accident and ascertain whether any additional factors contributed to the unfortunate crash. Airport authorities are working diligently to gather all relevant information in order to provide a comprehensive account of the incident.
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