One hurt and two fatalities in an Ogun traffic accident
Two persons died on Friday in a road crash around Ota tollgate, along the Abeokuta-Lagos highway, Ogun State.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the incident, saying one person sustained injuries in the crash.
FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, said the crash, which occurred at about 05:11 am, involved four vehicles: a white Volvo trailer with registration number, T-14223LA; a yellow Volkswagen marked KRD132XX and two Bajaj motorcycles with number plates LAR178VL and PKA873VS.
“A total of three persons were involved, comprising two male adults and a female adult.
“One male adult was injured while one male adult and one female adult were recorded dead from the crash,” Okpe explained.
The suspected cause of the fatal crash, Gists Villa learnt, was wrongful overtaking and speeding on the part of the truck driver, which led to a collision with one of the bikes.
This, Okpe said, also led to a crash on the Volkswagen vehicle and the other motorcycle.
She said the dead victims had been deposited at the Ifo General Hospital morgue.
Okpe stated that the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, had cautioned motorists to always drive defensively by considering other vehicles on the road.
He emphasized that drivers should always maintain the required speed limit on the road, even as he commiserated with the victims’ families.