Truck crushes three persons to death in Ogun

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Ogun state traffic agency, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) said three persons were killed in an accident involving a truck loaded with granite, around Talabi village, inbound Abeokuta on the Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway.

Spokesperson of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi who spoke in Abeokuta on Thursday, said the incident occurred on Wednesday evening.

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

“The Honda car, inbound Sagamu, had tyre burst, lost control and veered to the other side of the road, hitting the oncoming Toyota Corolla inbound 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 roadside, 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,” he said.

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

He said that the injured were taken to Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta, while the corpses of the deceased had been deposited at the General Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta.

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