Pregnant woman, two others die in Ogun multiple accident - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Pregnant woman, two others die in Ogun multiple accident

A pregnant woman and two other men on Thursday lost their lives in an early morning multiple accident around Danco axis on Lagos-Ibadan highway.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Spokesperson,  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 4:30am.

He noted that the accident involved a Mazda bus marked LND 676 XX loaded with tomatoes and another Mazda bus marked BDG 755 YA loaded with garri.

He added that it also involved a DAF truck (flat body) with registration number  XY 895 GGE and a granite-laden Iveco truck markedJBD 16 XY.

Akinbiyi said the Mazda bus  driver (loaded with garri)  lost control due to excessive speed and rammed into an unknown run away truck from the rear which led to multiple hits by other vehicles. 

"Among the three casualties who died  in the unfortunate crash are two men who are occupants of the Mazda bus loaded with garri, while the pregnant woman  was in Mazda bus loaded with tomatoes ," he said .

The TRACE spokesman stated that the deceased were evacuated by officials of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to Idera hospital private morgue, Sagamu.

He added that all the vehicles involved had  been towed to Sagamu police divisional command while commiserating with the families of the deceased.

Akinbiyi warned motorists to desist from excessive speedp and always consider other road users.

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