Two occupants of a Toyota Highlander SUV, Mr. Fidelis Omoruyi and his daughter simply identified as Omon, cheated death on Wednesday, as an articulated lorry laden with heavy duty tyres crushed their vehicle.
The accident which occurred at the ever busy Akpakpava Road, by First East Circular Junction, was attributed to a bump at the middle of the Road.
There was heavy traffic on the road and adjourning streets, as the scene of the accident was littered with the contents of the lorry.
Many at the scene of the accident described the survival of the occupants of the SUV as miraculous. Security operatives were also deployed to the scene to maintain peace.
Fidelis Omoruyi and his daughter, Omon, said they stopped at a transport firm by the junction to deliver a parcel when suddenly they heard a loud noise as the truck crashed into their vehicle.
An eye witness who gave his name simply as Osasu, condemned the poor attitude of the government agency responsible for the maintenance of roads in Benin, saying that the bump which allegedly caused the accident has caused many others.
An unconfirmed report alleged that the lorry was over loaded hence the back legs pulled off when hit the bump.