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Two die, 7 injured in Lagos-Abeokuta expressway crash


Two persons have died while seven others sustained varying degree of injuries on Saturday when a Toyota Sienna car rammed into some commuters at Kudigbe, around  Arigbajo,  on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

Our correspondent gathered that the sienna marked KRD 900 GV, also hit a brown Ford car,  marked  AAB 439 XB and a  yellow tricycle, with registration number AKM 791 VP.

Eyewitness said driver of the speeding Sienna had lost control of the wheels and rammed into the commuters, killing two on the spot, including a minor.

The Spokesperson,  Ogun State  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi,  confirmed this in a terse statement made available to our correspondent in Abeokuta.

He blamed the crash on speeding and loss of control  on the part of  the Toyota sienna driver.

The TRACE spokesman noted that the accident involved 10 people, which comprised five males and five females.

He said “The toyota sienna driver was on top speed  and in its attempt to avoid a pot hole, lost control and ran into commuters by the road side waiting to board a bus to their destinations.

“In the process, two persons died , a minor (whose mother was alive) and an old man, while  seven  other commuters were injured, with  one person escaping unhurt.

“The driver of the toyota sienna  has been arrested and taken to Itori Divisional Police Station, with the vehicles involved in the crash.”

Akinbiyi added that the injured were taken to  General Hospital, Ifo while the deceased were deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.

He stated that the Corp Commander of TRACE, Seni Ogunyemi,  has admonished drivers to regulate their speed and avoid excessive speeding.



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