Truck crushes 2 persons to death in Ota - The People's Voice


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Truck crushes 2 persons to death in Ota

By Our Correspondent, Abeokuta

Two persons were crushed to death while one other sustained injuries on Saturday in an accident involving Iveco truck at Ojuore on the Ota-Idiroko road.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps TRACE, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi noted that the incident occured at 5:59pm.

Akinbiyi noted that the driver of the truck marked LAR 13 XB , explained that the truck was coming from Atan Ota heading towards Sango under bridge on Lagos -Abeokuta expressway.

He added that the driver narrated that on getting to Ojuore roundabout, the truck developed a mechanical fault which resulted to brake failure and lost control and thereafter rammed into three persons.

”According to eyewitness account, the Iveco truck was driving inward under bridge at Santo to Oju-Ore from Atan-Ota, when it suddenly experienced break failure due to mechanical fault and rammed into three ticket collectors by the roundabout killing two in the process while the third was injured.

“The family of the deceased claimed their corpses to be buried with the permission of the Police, while the injured has resorted to self medication, since the injury was not severe.

”The Ivecko truck has been deposited at Onipanu Motor Traffic Division for further investigation,” he said.

The TRACE spokesman commiserated with the families of the dead victims, while warning articulated vehicle drivers to ensure their vehicles were adequately and properly maintained before setting out on a journey.

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