One person has been confirmed died, while four others were seriously injured on Thursday in an accident at Ayetoro, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway involving two trucks.
Mr. Ojuoro Olusola, the Commander, Mowe-Ibafo Divisional Commander of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun State.
He said the accident, which occurred at about 6.10 a.m. at Ayetoro in-bound Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, was caused by reckless driving.
Olusola, said two vehicles, a Mack mini truck marked ABC 720 XG loaded with banana; and a Volvo truck, marked LSR 492 XK, were involved in the accident that has led to the death of a man, having four others severally injuries.
An eye witness, as quoted by Olusola said the Volvo truck drove against the traffic and collided with the incoming Mack truck loaded with banana.
The commander said “The corpse of the victim has been deposited at a private morgue in Sagamu town, while the survivors were taken to Famobis Hospital, Lotto, Ogun State, for intensive care,’’
He said the two trucks involved in the accident have been taken to the Police station through the assistance of the Federal Road Safety Corps and other agencies to ease the free flow of traffic on the axis.
The Commander urged motorists to avoid driving against traffic and other activities that could lead to accidents and claim human lives.