One person has been confirmed dead while seven others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Mitsubishi Canter truck, a Toyota bus and a Bajaj motorcycle around Ogere Toll Gate on the Lagos – Ibadan expressway.
The Spokesperson for the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Friday.
Akinbiyi explained that the road crash which occurred around 7:52 am was caused by brake failure which led to loss of control on the part of the Mitsubishi truck driver.
He stated that the Mitsubishi truck hit the Toyota bus, which in turn hit the motorcycle in the process.
“I learnt the Mitsubishi Canter lost control due to break failure and then hit the Toyota bus, which in turn hit the motorcycle in the process.
“The accident involved Mitsubishi Canter marked XG 166 MKA, Toyota bus with registration number, FST 908 DH and a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number, FFF 319 WU.
“A total of 19 people were involved in the accident. Seven people were injured which included five males and two females while one person who was among the passengers in the Toyota bus died.
“All the vehicles and motorcycle involved were Lagos bound when the accident happened,” he said.
Akinbiyi said that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, Remo, while the deceased was deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara, Remo.
He implored road users to carry out routine checks on their vehicles before setting out on any journey.