Ogun: Drunk driver rams truck into bus, kills two


A drunk truck driver on Wednesday crashed into a bus around the Castinjo/Ola bus stop along the Ota-Idiroko Expressway in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, killing the bus driver and his motor boy on the spot.

The spokesman for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, made this disclosure in a statement.

The crash, which reportedly occurred around 6:48 am, involved a MAN Diesel truck with no number plate and a bus with number plate LND 224 GF.

The accident reportedly caused a traffic snarl for some hours, as the crashed truck obstructed the smooth flow of traffic.

“According to an eyewitness account, the MAN Diesel truck with no number plate was driving inbound Idiroko from Ota when the driver, due to drunk driving and excessive speed, lost control and rammed into the bus driving in the opposite direction from Idiroko to Ota.

“The driver of the bus and the motor boy died on the spot due to the impact of the collision, while the drunk driver of the truck and its motor boy ran away.

“The accident vehicles (truck and bus) have been evacuated off the road to Onipanu Divisional Police Station, Ota, while the bodies of the dead have been deposited at Ifo General Hospital Morgue,” the statement partly read

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