By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has announced that two passengers were killed, seven others sustained injuries in an accident, involving a truck, three vehicles, and two motorcycles along Toll-Gate, Sango-Ota, in Ogun State.
The Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the accident to newsmen in Abeokuta, adding that it happened at about 11.30 a.m.
Akinbiyi explained that the trailer was coming from Sango-Ota, lost control due to brake failure and rammed into other vehicles and two motorcycles.
It was recorded that the three vehicles were a Volkswagen bus , Toyota Highlander Jeep and Toyota Corolla and two motorcycles.
A total of nine passengers comprising of six males and three females were involved in the accident that resulted in the death of two- a male and female, while seven others, five males and two females, sustained various degrees of injuries.
“Learnt the Dangote truck was inbound Lagos through Tollgate when it suddenly developed brake failure.
“In the process, several vehicles and motorcycles in its front and by its side were hit, before it eventually fell on one of them.
“The Dangote truck in question was fully loaded with cement. In all, 9 casualties were involved.
He said that the body of the dead victims had been deposited at Ifo General Hospital Mortuary, while the injured were receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota.
“However, it took the combined effort of the police, TRACE, FRSC, NSCDC and SO SAFE Corps to prevent a mob from setting the truck on fire.
“Moreover, the Dangote truck driver had escaped while efforts are ongoing to transload the cement into another truck so as to ease the lifting of the truck from the vehicle it eventually fell upon,” he said.
The TRACE Corps implored drivers of articulated vehicles to please ensure the proper maintenance of their vehicles because of its attendant consequences.