Crime Guard

March 8, 2019

Truck crushes 3 persons dead in Ogun

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Three persons were  Wednesday night  killed in an accident involving a truck loaded with granite, around Talabi village, inbound Abeokuta on the Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway.

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Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, spokesman for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, confirmed the incident  in Abeokuta yesterday.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred in the evening, involved a Honda car with number plates NPK 186 PM, Toyota Corolla, FST 04 ER and a truck, KJA 931 XH.

He said: “The Honda car, inbound Sagamu, had tyre burst, lost control and veered to the other side of the road, hitting the oncoming Toyota Corolla en route Abeokuta.

“However, the truck that was behind the Toyota car in an attempt to avoid hitting other vehicles from behind veered into the bush and in the process hit three onlookers who were standing by the road side, killing them on the spot.

“Six people were involved in the accident, three male adults and three female adults. Three persons were killed while three others were injured.”

Akinbiyi noted that vehicles involved in the accident were taken to Ibara Divisional Police Office, while the driver of the truck has been arrested.

He said those injured were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Abeokuta, while the corpses have been deposited at the General Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta.