Two persons were killed, while seven others sustained serious injuries in an accident involving a truck, three other vehicles and two motorcycles along Toll-Gate, Sango-Ota, in Ogun State.
The Ogun State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident to journalists said the unfortunate incident happened at about 11.30 a.m on Friday.
Oladele explained that the trailer, with no registration number, was coming from Sango-Ota when it lost control due to brake failure and rammed into the three other vehicles and two motorcycles.
According to him, the three vehicles were a Volkswagen bus with registration number KTU 952 XY, Toyota Highlander Jeep, FKJ 505 DP, and Toyota Corolla, EKY 556 ES while the motorcycles involved in the accident were marked AAB 404 WL and GBE 010 QV.
The commander also stated that Nine people comprising six males and three females were involved in the accident that resulted in the death of two persons, a male and female, while seven others, five males and two females, sustained various degrees of injuries.
He said “The corpses of the victims have been deposited at the Ifo General Hospital, Ogun, while the survivors are also receiving treatment at State Hospital, Ota.”
”We have always advised that motorists should properly maintain their vehicles before putting them on road to avoid unnecessary loss of life and property,” he added.
Oladele condoled with the families of the victims and requested members of the public whose relation used the road at that period to contact the FRSC Command in Ota for more information about the crash.