An accident scene in Nigeria

Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta

Four persons including an infant died in an auto accident involving a Toyota Corolla car and a low bed Mack trailer in Obada-Oko axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Ogun State.

The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Monday.

Akinbiyi said that the accident occurred around 7:36 p.m. on Sunday and was caused by reckless driving on the part of the trailer driver and excessive speeding by the car driver.

The TRACE spokesperson revealed that eight persons were involved in the accident which included seven adults and one female child.

He said that four persons died on the spot while two others sustained injuries.

He said “I learnt the low bed trailer with no registration number was trying to make a U-turn inbound Abeokuta around Obada-Oko without trafficating (sic) before the Toyota Corolla marked EM 866 APP which was on top speed from Lagos rammed into it.

“The two persons in the trailer, the driver and the motor boy, ran away before our rescue team arrived.

“However, six passengers were in the Toyota Corolla when the accident happened, four died on the spot including the driver and a child, while the remaining two were injured”.

Akinbiyi explained further that both the bodies and the injured were taken to General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta while the vehicles were taken to the Divisional Police Office, Adigbe in Abeokuta.

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