.Scene of the accident
A medical doctor and four others were said to have lost their lives in an auto crash which occurred on Saturday at Day Waterman College axis along the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Expressway.
Traffic report from the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps indicated that the accident involved Howo Sino truck and Mazda commercial car loaded with passengers.
The Public Relations Officer, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi said the accident was caused by the driver of Howo Sino truck connecting the lane to Sagamu at this axis with a disregard for an oncoming Mazda car loaded with passengers on its rightful lane.
He said the sad incident occurred at 3.45pm, adding that the truck note the number plate T-14214LA and the Mazda 625 bore KRD 975 HJ
The Public Relations Officer, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi said three others also sustained varying degrees of injuries in the fatal accident.
He said, “Eyewitnesses said reckless driving on the part of the driver of the Howo Sino truck while trying to connecting the lane back to Sagamu caused the accident.”
According to them, this driver failed to observe the oncoming traffic from Abeokuta. The Mazda car that was on its rightful lane ran into the truck.
He added, “The driver of the Howo Sino truck caused the crash, as he was said to have drove dangerously and recklessly, by not being considerate and apply caution to traffic coming from Abeokuta, while turning to the outbound lane from the inbound lane.”
Akinbiyi said eight occupants were in the Mazda car.
While he added that corpses of the deceased were deposited at a private morgue at Sagamu, the injured were taken to Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta.
Unfortunately, he stated further that the driver of the Howo Sino truck who caused the crash ran away.
“However, the vehicles involved in the accident had been deposited at the Obafemi Owode Divisional Police Station,” he stated.
Akinbiyi said the operation at the scene was handled by the TRACE, police, Federal Road Safety Corps and the Ogun State Accident and Ambulance Service.
While the TRACE commiserated with the families of the deceased, it warned drivers of articulated vehicles to observe safety rules and avoid overbearing attitude while driving in view of its attendant consequences.