An accident involving a Sino truck and a Toyota car at the Saapade area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, have reportedly claimed the lives of three people leaving two others with varying degrees of injuries.
The accident, which was confirmed to journalists in Abeokuta by the FRSC Public Education Officer in Ogun State, Florence Okpe; occured at about 6.25 p.m. on Saturday.
According to Okpe, the accident involved a Toyota car with registration number – KSF122 FB and a Sino truck marked – FZE 840 G.
The FRSC spokesperson explained that the accident was caused by speeding, which led to the loss of control on the part of the Toyota car driver who rammed into the moving truck from the rear.
“A total of five people were involved which comprised four men and one woman; two people were injured while three deaths were recorded,” she said.
Okpe stated that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention while the deceased were deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara in Remo North Local Government area of Ogun State.
Meanwhile, the State Sector Commander of FRSC, Ahmed Umar has sympathised with the families of the victims.
Umar, therefore, reiterated the dangers of speeding, especially during the rainy season when visibility is poor, advising motorists to drive defensively and obey traffic rules and regulations.