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Saturday, 14 August 2021

Truck crashes into two vehicles in Ogun, kills one

By Our Correspondent

Tragedy struck on Saturday morning when a gas-laden truck lost control and fell on two vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at Orimerunmu in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, killing one person.

The Spokesperson for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Saturday.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred at 7:03am on Saturday, involved an unregistered Volvo Truck loaded with gas; a Toyota Corolla with registration number EQ 165 LSR; and Toyota Sienna marked FKJ 341 GC.

He noted that the gas-laden truck lost control and fell on both the Sienna and Corolla car.

He added that eight people were involved in the accident which comprised three men, three women and two minors.

He added that one person died in the accident.
He said that the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Famobis hospital in the area.

He said that the rescue team included the TRACE Corps, policemen and the Federal Road Safety Corps .

He said, “According to eyewitness account, the gas-laden truck lost control due to speeding and the tanker fell on both the Toyota Sienna and Toyota Corolla vehicles, all of which were outbound Lagos (moving out of lagos).

“The Toyota Corolla car consists of the father, mother and two minors (their children) while the Toyota Sienna consists of a male (the driver) and two females who escaped unhurt.

“Unfortunately, the driver of the gas laden truck ran away.”

Akinbiyi said that the TRACE Corps commiserated with the family of the deceased.

He urged tanker drivers to maintain their vehicles properly and adequately as well as control their speed in case of the risk and danger associated with same.