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Tanker Motor Boy Killed In Sagamu/Benin Expressway Auto-crash
An unidentified adolescent attached as a steward to a tanker vehicle on Tuesday lost his life after a fatal crash involving three trucks on the Sagamu/Benin expressway in Ogun.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to Ogun Today in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi, who said the accident happened at about 8:35am at the J4 Bridge of the expressway, disclosed that a SCANIA truck with registration number; Edo BEN 539 XB was hit in a headlong collision by the tanker truck.
The tanker, a MACK model truck, was marked; Lagos MUS 480 XM.
“According to eye witness accounts, the driver of the tanker caused the accident due to wrongful overtaking on his side.
He left his own side of the road and faced incoming traffic which led to the collision with the other truck coming from the Lagos end.
“The accident also affected the truck he was trying to overtake, a Mercedes Benz marked; Lagos FKJ 954 XU.
“Three males were injured including the driver of the tanker.
“The motor boy attached to the tanker died on the spot.
“Officials of TRACE and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) were on ground to control traffic situation,” Akinbiyi said.
Akinbiyi explained that both the dead and two of the injured victims were taken to the State Hospital in Ijebu-Ode while the three vehicles were towed to Ogbere Police Station.
“The tanker driver who caused the crash is being treated at a private hospital in Ijebu-Ode.
“He is still receiving treatment there. Hopefully, if he survives it, he would be referred to Ogbere Police station for prosecution,” Akinbiyi added.