Four people killed in Ogun road crash
Four people lost their lives on Thursday when a Toyota Sienna bus rammed into a moving Sino truck from the rear of the Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesman for the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident in Abeokuta on Friday.
Mr Akinbiyi explained that the crash occurred at 7:18 p.m. at Adedero in front of Adaranijo filling station along the route, saying the vehicles were travelling inbound Abeokuta.
“I learnt the Toyota Sienna marked AAA 307 GN was inbound Abeokuta, and the driver was driving behind the truck, which belongs to a cement manufacturing company when it ran into the truck from behind due to speed,” the TRACE officer explained. “The driver was unable to ascertain the fact that a vehicle was in his front, coupled with the smoke emitting from the truck, marked WDL 418 XA, which also had no rear light.”
He said all the victims were males.
The TRACE spokesperson stated that the deceased were deposited at the morgue of State Hospital, Ijaye, in Abeokuta.
He commiserated with the victims’ families and warned drivers to avoid excessive speed, saying articulated vehicles should also ensure they are serviced regularly.
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