Two dead, seven injured in Sango-Ota accident
An accident involving a truck, three other vehicles and three motorcycles along Sango- Ota tollgate in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area killed two persons with seven people injured.
The accident was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, who said the accident happened around 11:30am.
According to Akinbiyi, the trailer which had no registration number was coming from Sango-Ota when its brake failed and rammed into a Volkswagen bus, Toyota Highlander Jeep, a Toyota Corolla and two motorcycles.
Six males and three females were involved in the car accident – the death of two persons, a male and female while five males and two females sustained various degrees of injuries, and they are receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota.
“Learnt the Dangote truck was inbound Lagos through Tollgate when it suddenly developed brake failure, Akinbiyi said per Vanguard.
“In the process, several vehicles and motorcycles in its front and by its side were hit, before it eventually fell on one of them.
“The Dangote truck in question was fully loaded with cement. In all, 9 casualties were involved.
“However, it took the combined efforts of the police, TRACE, FRSC, NSCDC and SO SAFE Corps to prevent a mob from setting the truck on fire.
“Moreover, the Dangote truck driver escaped while efforts are ongoing to translate the cement into another truck so as to ease the lifting of the truck from the vehicle it eventually fell upon.”