No fewer than three persons were confirmed dead while three others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a multiple accident at Ifo market on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway on Sunday.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen.
Akinbiyi said that the accident occured at 4:49am.
He said that the accident involved red Mack truck T-7827 LA, white Nissan pick-up GEN 256 XA and yellow Tricycle marked JGB 724 WB.
He said that 10 people were involved in the accident which comprised nine male and one female, saying that two male and one female got injured while three male died in the accident.
” According to eyewitness account, the Mack truck had a propeller problem and could not be towed.
” However, after managing to move it off the road, with caution tape and cones used to separate/barricade it from the road, the tricycle due excessive speed rammed into it from the rear in the wee hours of the night, with the driver losing his life on the spot because of the impact of the collision.
” While the Nissan Pick Up Van also rammed into it from the rear in the early hours of this morning killing also the driver and one of the motor boy,” he said.
He noted that the injured victims had been rescued to a state hospital Ifo for treatment and the presumed dead victims had already been deposited at the same hospital morgue .
He called on drivers to avoid night travels and excessive speed .