Truck crushes 4 to death on Ijebu Ode – Ibadan road

Four persons were on Saturday  crushed to death in an accident involving a Daf truck and a commercial bus around capital hotel on Ijebu Ode -Oru-Ibadan road, Ogun State.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Spokesperson,  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 1:15pm and was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the Daf truck driver. 

He said that six people were involved in the accident which comprised of three male adults and three female adults,  saying that four persons died while two injured. 

He explained that the truck, due to excessive speeding lost control of the vehicle, left its lane and rammed into a bus loaded with Kolanut in the opposite direction.

“The bus was going to Ibadan from an unknown destination while the truck was heading towards Ijebu-Ode from Ibadan axis.

“All the passengers in the bus, including the driver and 3 women died on the spot.

The TRACE spokesman stated that the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Ijebu Ode General Hospital while the injured truck driver and one other were taken to same hospital. 

He added that the TRACE Corps Commander,  Seni Ogunyemi, commiserated with the family of the dead victim.

He warned articulated vehicles against reckless and dangerous driving, as well as excessive speeding because of its attendan consequences.

– Ogun Today

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