Truck crushes two to death in Ogun

Abdulqudus Ogundapo

Two persons were crushed to death while six others sustained varying degress of injuries in a an accident that occurred at toll gate, on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Clement Oladele confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Oladele stated that, the dead victims were two males, while five males and a female sustained injuries. 

The sector commander explained that the accident involved a blue coloured Iveco truck with registration number AAA214XL, two vehicles and two motorcycles.

Oladele noted that the accident occurred when a truck heading towards Lagos lost control due to break failure and rammed into other vehicles and two motorcycles.

The affected vehicles were : volkswagon  bus  KJA 929XG amd commercial bus KRD 835XU. 

The two other affected motorcycles were: Bajaj boxer motorcycle DED064QG and Bajaj Motocycle without  a registration number.

The sector commander noted that, the injured victims have transferred to Ota General Hospital for treatment while the deceased have been deposited at the Ifo General Hospital.

He said “The suspected cause was mechanical failure due to brake failure on the part of the truck heading towards Lagos, which  loss control as the truck was descending the slope at the old toll gate at Ota . 

“The FRSC Rescue Team on hearing the impact of the crash immediately rushed across from their Command to the crash scene and were able to rescue the injured victims to the Ota General Hospital, while the corpses of the two dead victims were  deposited at the Ifo General Hospital.

“The FRSC Sector Commander, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, comisorated with the victims of the avoidable crash and once again advised vehicle operators especially articulated vehicles to ensure their vehicles are in good condition before plying the roads .

“The Sector Commander advised members of the public whose relations travelled in the ill-fated vehicles to contact the FRSC Command at Ota, or the two aforementioned hospitals for detailed  information about the crash”.

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