By Omolara Adasofunjo
A fatal accident between IVECO trucks with registration number AAB 414 ZY and a Cabster, ZUR 601 XY at Kara bridge inbound on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway has claimed three lives
According to a release by the public relations officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the hoodlums, who had believed that the accident was caused by the truck, set it ablaze.
Mr Akinbiyi said the Iveco truck developed a mechanical fault on the road after colliding with another vehicle which drove against traffic, inbound Lagos on the Kara bridge.
He explained that while the driver and the motor boy were trying to sort out mechanical fault on the road, a Cabstar, loaded with watermelon which was at excessive speed, lost control and rammed into the Iveco truck from behind, killing all the 3 occupants in the Cabstar, including the driver.
According to him, some hoodlums from nowhere stormed the Kara bridge and set the Iveco truck ablaze because they believed the Iveco truck caused the accident.
He noted that it took the intervention of TRACE, POLICE and the Ogun State Fire Service before normalcy could be restored on the Kara bridge for incoming vehicles inbound Lagos at that hour.
The TRACE PRO said that all three commuters who lost their lives in the Cabstar had been taken away by their family members for burial and the accident vehicles were towed to Adigboluja Police Station Ojodu fir further investigation.