Transportation

Three Die in Truck Accident on Lagos-Abeokuta Highway

A truck has crushed three travellers to death and injured others in an accident that occurred in the Obada area of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

According to report, the fatal incident happened at about 07:15 am, around the Obada police station on the Lagos-Abeokuta highway.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, said five male adults were involved in the crash.

She said, “Two persons sustained injury and unfortunately, three persons were killed.

Okpe added that the vehicles involved were a Volvo mini truck with no registration number and a taxi, a Nissan car marked with registration number AKM489ZY.

The FRSC Spokesperson said, “The suspected cause of the crash was route violation on the part of the truck driver as it collided with the Nissan car.”

She added that the injured victims have been taken to a General hospital in Abeokuta for medical attention, while the bodies of the deceased victims were deposited at the same hospital’s morgue.

Meanwhile, the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, while commiserating with the families of the crash victims, advised motorists to avoid route violation completely.

Umar added that safety is everybody’s business, especially in this season of high vehicular movement, stating that, “everyone should drive cautiously and obey traffic rules and regulations.”

Punch / Titilayo Kupoliyi

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