Truck kills 3, injures 2 on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway


Three people lost their lives and another two suffered injuries when a truck lost control at a toll gate on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Mr Ahmed Umar, the Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident on Tuesday in Ota, Ogun, to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Umar said the accident, which happened around 7.35 p.m., involved six people, two vehicles, and two motorcycles.

According to him, a truck transporting cement bags was on the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway when it lost control due to brake failure and rammed into two vehicles and two Bajaj motorcycles.

According to him, those that died are either traders or those waiting for buses.

“The accident led to the death of three persons while two others sustained various degrees of injuries and one person was unhurt.

“The corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ifo, while the injured are receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota,” he said.

The sector commander blamed the accident on excessive speeding.

Umar advised motorists to always desist from excessive speeding and ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before putting them on the roads to prevent avoidable crashes. (NAN)

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