Four Die In Ogun Auto Crash
An accident occurred in the late hours of Thursday, on the Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway, Ogun State.
No fewer than four people died in the accident.
TalkGlitz learnt that the accident occurred when a Toyota Sienna bus rammed into a moving Sino truck loaded with bags of cement.
The Spokesperson, of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Friday.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred at 7:18 p.m. at Adedero in front of Adaranijo Filling Station along the route, saying the vehicles were travelling inbound Abeokuta.
According to him, the cement truck marked WDL418XA was emitting fumes and had no visible rear lights.
The emission was said to have blurred the vision of the Sienna bus driver, who was speeding, making him ram into the truck unknowingly.
“I learnt the Toyota Sienna marked AAA 307 GN was inbound Abeokuta, and the driver was driving behind the truck, which belongs to a cement manufacturing company when it ran into the truck from behind, due to speed.
”The driver was unable to ascertain the fact that a vehicle was in his front, coupled with the smoke emitting from the truck, marked WDL 418 XA, which also had no rear light,” Akinbiyi said.
“One of the passengers who did not die immediately after the accident was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, where he gave up the ghost,” Akinbiyi said, adding that the remains of the deceased were deposited at the State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.
While commiserating with families of the victims, TRACE warned drivers of articulated vehicles to always service their vehicles, asking them to ensure all their lights are working well.
The traffic agency urged all drivers to avoid speeding and desist from night travel.