Three people were killed and two injured when a truck lost control at a Toll-Gate area on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
The Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ahmed Umar confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ota, Ogun state.
Umar said the accident, which occurred around 7:35pm, involved six people, two cars and two motorcycles.
He said a truck loaded with bags of cement lost control due to brake failure on the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway and crashed into two cars and his two Bajaj motorcycles.
According to him, those that died were either traders or those waiting for buses.
“The accident led to the death of three persons while two others sustained various degrees of injuries and one person was unhurt.
“The corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ifo, while the injured are receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota,” he said.
The sector commander blamed the accident on excessive speeding.
Umar advised motorists to always desist from excessive speeding and ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before putting them on the roads to prevent avoidable crashes.
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