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Accident Claims Two Lives On Lagos-Abeokuta Highway

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Two persons reportedly died on Saturday morning when a Toyota Sienna car rammed into some commuters at Kudigbe, towards Arigbajo, on the Lagos-Abeokuta highway.

Seven other persons were said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries as a result of the crash.

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

Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred at 7:32am, saying that, the Sienna marked KRD 900 GV, also hit a brown Ford car, marked AAB 439 XB and a yellow tricycle, with registration number AKM 791 VP.

“The accident was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the Toyota Sienna driver,” he added.

The TRACE spokesman noted that the accident involved 10 people, which comprised five males and five females.

“According to eyewitness, the Toyota Sienna driver was on top speed and in its attempt to avoid a pot hole, lost control and ran into commuters by the roadside waiting to board a bus to their destinations.

“In the process, two persons died , a minor (whose mother was alive) and an old man, while seven other commuters were injured, with one person escaping unhurt.

“The driver of the Toyota Sienna has been arrested and taken to Itori Divisional Police Station, with the vehicles involved in the crash, ” he said.

Akinbiyi added that the injured were taken to General Hospital, Ifo while the deceased were deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.

He stated that the Corp Commander of TRACE, Seni Ogunyemi, has admonished drivers to regulate their speed and avoid excessive speeding.

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