Four people lost their lives when a Toyota Sienna bus ran into a moving Sino truck from the rear on the Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway on Thursday.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) spokeswoman, confirmed the incident to reporters in Abeokuta on Friday.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred at 7:18 p.m. at Adedero in front of Adaranijo Filling Station along the route, saying the vehicles were travelling inbound to Abeokuta.
“I learnt the Toyota Sienna marked AAA 307 GN was inbound Abeokuta, and the driver was driving behind the truck, which belongs to a cement manufacturing company, when it ran into the truck from behind, due to speed.
” The driver was unable to ascertain the fact that a vehicle was in his front, coupled with the smoke emitting from the truck, marked WDL 418 XA, which also had no rear light,” he said.
He said all the victims were males.
The TRACE spokesperson stated that the deceased were deposited at the morgue of State Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta.
He commiserated with the families of the victims and warned drivers to avoid excessive speed, saying that drivers of articulated vehicles should also ensure they service their vehicles regularly.