By Abiodun Lawal
A driver and his motor boy on Tuesday died in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has confirmed.
According to the TRACE spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, the accident involved a Howo truck marked EKY 65 XF and a J5 bus with no registration number.
Akinbiyi said that the accident occured early Tuesday morning around Saapade on the expressway.
He noted that the driver of the bus probably dozed off, lost control of the wheels and rammed into a parked truck along the road.
Akinbiyi blamed the crash on speeding and wrongful overtaking by the driver of the J5 bus.
Out of the four persons involved in the accident, Akinbiyi said two died while others were rescued unhurt.
Akinbiyi explained that eye witnesses said the Howo truck loaded with Flour Mills products, developed a mechanical problem while on transit and had to be parked off the road for proper attention.
“However, in the course of attending to the vehicle, the bus, which was also loaded with tomatoes, pepper and the likes, rammed into the truck from behind.
” The driver and the motor boy died due to the impact of the collision,” he said.
The TRACE spokesman stated that the deceased were taken to FOS morgue, Ipara .
While commiserating with the families of the deceased, Akinbiyi advised drivers to avoid speeding, take adequate rest before embarking on a journey and avoid driving in poor visibility.
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