Perhaps he had exceeded the speed limit or the brakes got jammed.

An unconfirmed number of people have been taken to hospital to receive treatment after a trailer driver lost control of an articulated vehicle along Sapele Road in Delta state.

An eyewitness told Bounce News that the incident occurred on Thursday around Adesuwa junction.

The driver and occupants of a saloon car sustained injuries and have been rushed to the University of Benin teaching hospital.

The trailer, which was carrying a container, had its tyres busted and its diesel tank leaked all over a portion of the highway.

The incident has caused traffic and the motorists are spending longer hours to get to their destinations.

State authorities have been contacted and efforts are being made to get it off the road.