Two dead, four injured as truck rams into five vehicles

Two persons were reported dead on Saturday while four others sustained various degrees of injuries in a multiple accident at Sango-Ota toll-gate.

Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, Sango-Ota Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Unit Commander, confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota.

Oguntoyinbo said the accident happened at about 4.45 a.m. while a Mack truck vehicle with registration number GGE 80 XJ travelling from Abeokuta to Lagos had brake failure due to overspeeding, and rammed into five other vehicles.

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He listed other vehicles involved in the accident to include: Volkswagen bus (KTU 899 XR), Volkswagon LT, (GGE 44 XL), Coaster Civilian (LSR 604 XD), Iveco Trailer (XB 190 MLF) and Mazda bus (KJA 667 XP).

“15 people were involved in the accident that resulted in the death of two persons, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries on Saturday.

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“One of the two deceased was trying to enter a bus while the other was trying to cross the road when they were hit by the vehicles.

‘‘The corpse of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ifo, while the injured are also receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota,’’ Oguntoyinbo said.

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He added that the FRSC and other traffic agencies were making efforts to evacuate the vehicles from the road to ease free flow of traffic.

Oguntoyinbo, however, advised pedestrians to be cautious when boarding vehicles at bus-stops and implored motorists to desist from careless driving and overspeeding to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and belongings.

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