Accident claims 2 lives on Ijebu Ode /Benin highway


Two persons were on Monday confirmed dead while one other sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Toyota Sienna and a truck around toll gate on the Ijebu Ode – Benin expressway. 

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Spokesperson,  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. 

Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred at 11:15am and was caused by the driver of the Sienna who was on top speed,  lost control and hit the stationed loaded truck.

He added that a male teenager and a woman who were in the Toyota Sienna marked MUS 264 XV  died in the accident while one other person sustained injuries. 

“According to eyewitness account, learnt the driver of the commercial vehicle was heading towards the East from Lagos, when it lost control due to excessive  speedind before colliding with a Dangote truck, which was parked off the road.

“Unfortunately, the driver of the Sienna commercial vehicle ran away after the accident, while two commuters, a tenager and an adult woman lost there  lives .

“Coincidentally, the woman who dies, was the one who challenged the driver for speeding, while the teenager who lost her life, had her biological father also in the vehicle,” he said. 

He explained that the deceased were deposited General Hospital mortuary,  Ijebu Ode while the injured was taken to Rona hospital, Ijebu Ode. 

He commiserated with the families of the deceased and also warned motorists  against excessive speeding, reckless and dangerous driving.

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