One dead, four injured in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

One person has been confirmed dead while four others sustained injuries on Thursday in an accident involving two trucks at Ayetoro, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Mr Ojuoro Olusola, Mowe-Ibafo Divisional Commander of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the accident to newsmen in Ota, Ogun.

Olusola said that the accident, which happened at about 6.10 a.m. at Ayetoro in-bound Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, was caused by reckless driving.

He said that two vehicles, a Mack mini truck marked ABC 720 XG loaded with banana and a Volvo truck, marked LSR 492 XK, were involved in the accident that led to the death of a man while four others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

According to him, the Volvo truck drove against the traffic and collided with the incoming Mack truck loaded with banana.

“The corpse of the victim had been deposited at a private morgue in Sagamu town while the survivors were taken to Famobis Hospital, Lotto, Ogun, for intensive care,’’ he said.

Olusola also revealed that the two trucks had been taken to the police cage through the assistance of the FRSC and other sister agencies to ease the free flow of traffic on the expressway.

He urged motorists to avoid driving against traffic and shun any nefarious activities that could lead to unnecessary loss of life, NAN reports.


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