Ogun: Three die as truck crushes taxi in Abeokuta


Three persons lost their lives in the Obada area of Abeokuta, Ogun State after a truck crashed into a taxi on Sunday morning.

Saga Gist reports that the incident happened at about 07:15 AM, after Obada police station, along the Lagos-Abeokuta highway.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, said five male adults were involved in the crash.

“Two persons sustained injury and unfortunately, three persons were killed,” Okpe confirmed.

She added that the vehicles involved were a Volvo mini truck with no registration number and the taxi, a Nissan car marked, AKM489ZY.

“The suspected cause of the crash was route violation on the part of the Truck driver as it collided with the Nissan car.”

Reports said the injured victims were taken to a General hospital in Abeokuta for medical attention while the bodies of the deceased victims were deposited at the same hospital’s morgue.

Meanwhile, the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, while commiserating with the families of the crash victims, advised motorists to avoid route violation completely.

Umar added that safety is everybody’s business, especially in this season of high vehicular movement, stating that, “Everyone should drive cautiously and obey traffic rules and regulations.”

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