Driver dies as two trucks involved in accident on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway 

Driver dies as two trucks involved in accident on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway 

 

Two trucks involved in an accident around Conoil Bus-Stop, along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway crushed a driver to death.

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) on Monday confirmed the incident to newsmen in Ota, Ogun state.

According to Mrs. Temitope Oseni, Owode-Ijako Unit Commander of TRACE; that the accident happened at about 3.00 p.m. on Monday.

Oseni said that a tipper with registration AKD 411 XJ and a truck of the Nigerian Breweries, marked FST 115 XN, had slightly hit each other; a situation other drivers around could amicably resolve.

The unit commander said the tipper driver was, however, adamant; thereby, jumping on the truck of the Nigerian Breweries’ driver.

 

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“Unfortunately, his legs slipped off the vehicle and as he fell under the tyre; and crushed to death on the head,” she said.

The body of the driver, Oseni said, had been taken away by the relatives for immediate burial.

She, however, said normalcy had since been restored to the highway to ease the free flow of traffic.

The TRACE boss advised motorists to always exercise patience; especially in the face of conflicts.

“Two wrongs cannot make a right,” she said.

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