Two killed, two injured as trailers collide on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Two persons lost their lives, while two others sustained varying degrees of injury during a head-on collision between two trucks on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday.

The crash occurred around 10am in the Mowe-Ibafo area of the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The spokesman for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.

Akinbiyi said the fatal crash involved a DAF containerised truck with number plate EDE 559 XA and a Howo truck without number plate belonging to BHN.

He stated, “According to an eyewitness, the Howo truck belonging to BHN was negotiating at the NASFAT turning, while the DAF truck outbound Lagos was speeding and had a head-on collision with the Howo truck.

“Two males died on the spot, while the driver of the DAF truck sustained leg injury.

“The two presumed dead have been taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital’s morgue in Sagamu.

“The two presumed dead are both motor boys of the two trucks, while the drivers of both trucks are seriously injured and are now receiving treatment at an unknown hospital.

“The dead motor boys’ bodies have been deposited in the OOUTH morgue.

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“The vehicles have been towed to the Mowe Divisional Police Command for further investigation.”

Akinbiyi noted that while the TRACE Corps commiserated with the families of the deceased, he said motorists should exercise caution and avoid excessive speed and lack of patience behind the wheels.

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