Truck crushes man to death in Abeokuta

One person was confirmed dead in an accident involving a Volvo truck and a Toyota car at Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta on Tuesday.

Accident in AbeokutaMr. Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission in Ogun, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Oladele said that the accident, which happened at about 12 pm, was caused by the truck which had a brake failure.

The sector commander, who noted that six persons were involved in the accident, disclosed that the driver of the car died in the accident.

“The accident involved a Volvo truck with registration number AAB 207 AA and a Toyota car with registration number SMK 152 XR.

“The truck, which was on top speed, lost control and rammed into the waiting car at the traffic light in Iyana Mortuary.

“Six persons were involved in the accident; the driver of the car died while two others sustained injuries, ” he said.

The FRSC boss said that the injured persons had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta while the corpse of the victim was deposited at the hospital ’s mortuary.


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