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Four persons have been confirmed dead while three others sustained varying degrees of injury in an accident along the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway, Ogun State. The accident…
Four persons have been confirmed dead while three others sustained varying degrees of injury in an accident along the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway, Ogun State.
The accident which occurred around 7:18pm involved a Toyota Sienna car with the number plate, AAA 307 GN and a Sino truck, laden with cement, marked, WDL 418 XA.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta on Friday.
He attributed the cause of the accident to excessive speeding on the part of the driver of the Toyota Sienna.
According to him, the Toyota Sienna which was inbound Abeokuta, rammed into the truck, belonging to Dangote Cement company from behind while on top speed.
Akinbiyi said, “We learnt that the Sienna car coming inbound Abeokuta, was driving behind the Dangote truck, when it ran into the truck from behind, due to excessive speed and the inability of the driver to ascertain the fact that a vehicle was in its front, coupled with the smoke emitting from the truck, which also had no rear light.
“All the four occupants in the Seinna vehicle lost there lives, with no injury experienced. The remaining three victims (who sustained injuries) were however in the Dangote truck.”
He disclosed that, the corpses of the victims had been deposited at Ogun State General Hospital Morgue, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, while the injured victims were taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) for treatment.
Akinbiyi while commiserating with the families of the dead victims, warned drivers of articulated vehicles to always make safety their watch word by servicing there vehicles as and when due and ensure their lightening is working well.
He also charged drivers to avoid excessive speeding and night travel “in view of its attendant consequences”.