A truck has crushed one person to death and injured four others during multiple fatal accidents at Sango tollgate on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The accidents, which involved five vehicles, including the truck and two motorcycles, occurred around 4:49 am on Tuesday when the brake of the truck failed.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, and the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incidents.
Oladele said, “It was reported that the containerised truck had a failed brake and hit the other vehicles at the rear. The truck also ran into a group of commuters waiting to board commercial buses at the tollgate bus stop.
“It ended up crushing one person to death, getting four persons injured, including two motorcyclists waiting for passengers.”
According to him, the deceased has been taken to the state’s morgue in Ifo, injured victims rushed to the state hospital in Ota.
while the accidental vehicles had been removed from the road.
He said the accidents affected vehicles with registration numbers Mack truck, AGL676CV; a yellow bus, BDG976XF; a white bus, YA226AAA; a yellow bus, GGE272XY; a car, KJA555XP; and two motorcycles – LAR355WM and TTD067UJ.