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A reckless truck driver has crushed two persons to death while chasing a vehicle that damaged the mirror of his vehicle on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that two other persons sustained injury in the accident that occured on Sunday .
PLATFORM TIMES crashed into parked Toyota Camry car on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway shortly after he lost control and veered off the road .
The driver of a Howo truck marked EPE 198 XV was chasing another vehicle which had damaged the truck’s mirror and in the process, lost control of the wheels due to speeding.
An eye witness said the truck later veered off its lane , rammed into the Camry parked by the roadside and killed two of the occupants.
The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed this to newsmen on Sunday in Abeokuta.
He said “The Howo truck used in carrying gas was outbound Lagos (leaving lagos), when in an attempt catch up with another vehicle which damaged it’s side mirror, suddenly veered off the road, after haven’t lost control due to speeding, and ran into a Camry car parked by the road side, with the two occupants in it losing their lives in the process.
Akinbiyi said remains of the deceased have been taken to Divine Touch Hospital, Ibafo, by the Police, while the ill-fated vehicles were taken to Ibafo Divisional Police Station.
He commiserated with the family of the deceased, cautioning motorists to desist from “parking or leaving their vehicles by the road side, under whatever pretext, as well as speeding because of its attendant consequences.”