Two persons were crushed to death and seven others seriously injured when a truck conveying cement ran over two commercial motorcycle operators and two vehicles before falling on another vehicle at the Toll Gate corridor of Lagos – Abeokuta today May 8.
The accident involved a Volkswagen Bus KTU 952 XY, Bajaj Boxer Motorcycle AAB 404 WL,
Bajaj Boxer Motorcycle GBE 010 QV, Toyota Highlander jeep Black FKJ 505 DP, Toyota Corolla EKY 556 ES and unmarked Dangote Trailer.
The FRSC and the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps(TRACE) rushed the injured victims to the State General Hospital, Ota while the remains of the dead were evacuated to Ifo General Hospital.
The Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who spoke about the incident said
“The truck was inbound Lagos through the Tollgate when it suddenly developed break failure. In the process, several vehicles and motorcycles in its front and by its side were hit, knocked before it eventually fell on one of them.
The truck in question was fully loaded with cement. In all, 9 casualties were involved, but it can’t be ascertained if they were all in the truck or among the vehicles hit, knocked, rammed over or the one the truck fell on.
The remains of the dead victims have been deposited at the Ifo General Hospital Mortuary, while the injured are receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota.”