The tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) was reportedly travelling from Lagos towards Ibadan at about 11:30pm on Thursday when it accidentally stumbled and fell, blocking the expressway.
Motorists travelling out of Lagos were redirected to a single lane by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, and the police.
An official of the FRSC said a bad portion of the road around the Berger bus stop was the cause of the accident.
Pointing towards a pothole on the road, the FRSC official commented: “There is a pothole there, maybe the driver entered it and couldn’t control and then rammed into the wall that partitioned the road.”
He said security operatives were around to chase anyone that would attempt to scoop fuel from the fallen tanker.
Most passengers spent hours trekking from the old toll gate to Berger bus stop.