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Wednesday, July 24

Three die, Two injured in auto crash along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway




Three persons, including the driver, died on Tuesday night when the head of a truck conveying them detached from its body while in motion and tumbled many times over before crashing into the bush.

The accident, which occurred along Lagos–Abeokuta expressway, involved an Iveco truck marked AAA 912 XK.

It was learnt that the dead were trapped in the mangled head of the truck while two other persons also sustained grave injuries in the process.

Operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were seen trying to evacuate the survivors and dead victims.

The Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi said it was a lone accident that occurred when the head of a truck came off.

Akinbiyi stated: “We learnt it was a lone accident. The trailer driver was on top speed when suddenly the driver lost control and the body (trailer) detached from the head as a result of not being properly hooked and veered into the bush.

“Among the three confirmed dead, was also the driver of the trailer.”

The truck has been taken to Ewekoro Divisional Police Station while the dead victims bodies have been deposited at Ifo General Hospital morgue.

Akinbiyi equally urged drivers to avoid excessive speed, especially at bends and corners of the road.