A ghastly auto crash involving a car and a cement-laden truck, which occurred along Abeokuta – Sagamu expressway on Thursday evening claimed lives of four persons, as well as three others sustaining serious injuries
Penpushing reports that, the Public Relations Officer of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the sad incident in a statement, adding that the accident occurred around 7:18 p.m. and involved a Toyota Sienna car with registration number, AAA 307 GN and a Sino truck with registration number WDL 418 XA.
The agency spokesman attributed the crash to over speeding on the part of the driver of the Toyota Sienna car ,adding that the driver of the car was driving behind the Dangote truck when it ran into the truck from behind, due to excessive speed
“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 Sienna vehicle lost their lives, the driver escaped with no injury experienced. The remaining three victims were in the Dangote truck”, he said
Penpushing further reports that, Akinbiyi disclosed that the corpses had been deposited at the State General Hospital morgue in Ijaiye, Abeokuta, while the injured were taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Abeokuta for treatment.
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