Four persons were on Saturday crushed to death in an accident involving a Daf truck and a commercial bus around the capital hotel on Ijebu Ode – Oru road.
Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, The Spokesperson of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident to Galaxy News in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 1:15 pm and was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the Daf truck driver.
He said that six people were involved in the accident which comprised three male adults and three female adults, saying that four persons died while two were injured.
He explained that the truck, due to excessive speeding lost control of the vehicle, left its lane, and rammed into a bus loaded with Kolanut in the opposite direction.
The TRACE spokesman stated that the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Ijebu Ode General Hospital while the injured truck driver and one other were taken to the same hospital.
He added that the TRACE Corps Commander, Seni Ogunyemi, commiserated with the family of the dead victim.
He warned articulated vehicles against reckless and dangerous driving, as well as excessive speeding because of its attendant consequences.