Auto crash leaves 2 dead, 7 injured in Ogun


Two persons were killed, while seven others sustained injuries in an accident, involving a truck, three other vehicles and three motorcycles along Toll-Gate, Sango-Ota, in Ogun, on Friday, OgunToday reports.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Spokesperson,  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) , confirmed the accident to newsmen in Abeokuta , adding that it happened at about  11.30 a.m.

Akinbiyi explained that the trailer, with no registration number and coming from Sango-Ota, lost control due to brake failure and rammed into other vehicles and two motorcycles.

OgunToday reports that the three vehicles were a Volkswagen bus , Toyota Highlander Jeep and Toyota Corolla and two motorcycles. 

Nine people comprising six males and three females were involved in the accident that resulted to the death of two persons, a male and female, while seven others, five males and two females, sustained various degrees of injuries.

“Learnt the Dangote truck was inbound Lagos through  Tollgate when  it suddenly developed break failure.

“In the process, several vehicles and motorcycles in its front and by its side were hit, before it eventually fell on one of them.

“The Dangote truck in question was fully loaded with cement. In all, 9 casualties were involved.

He said that the body of the dead victims had been deposited at Ifo General Hospital Mortuary, while the injured were  receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota.

“However, it took the combined effort of the police , TRACE, FRSC, NSCDC and SO SAFE Corps to prevent a mob from setting the truck on fire.

“Moreover, the Dangote truck driver had escaped while efforts are on going  to transload the cement into another truck so as to ease the lifting of the truck from the vehicle it eventually fell upon,” he said. 

The TRACE Corps implored drivers of articulated vehicle to please ensure the proper maintenance of their  vehicles because of its attendant consequences.

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