Three victims were confirmed dead while others sustained varying injuries as a Dangote truck conveying bags of cement lost control and rammed into a shop in Ogun State on Tuesday.
The crash, according to Dailypost, occurred at about 19:35pm around Toll Gate, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It involved the Dangote truck marked RAN788AX and a BAJAJ motorcycle registered as AAB107V.
Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said a total of six persons were involved in the crash- two male adults and four female adults.
The spokesperson of the FRSC in Ogun, Florence Okpe, stated that “Two female adults sustained injuries. One male adult and two female adults were killed in the crash. One person was unhurt.”
Okpe said the injured victims were taken to the General Hospital, Ota, while the corpses were deposited at the same hospital’s morgue.
According to her, the suspected causes of the crash were excessive speed, brake failure and loss of control.
Okpe explained that “The truck conveying cement was coming from Sango towards Lagos, and while descending from a slope, it was suspected to have developed a brake failure; so it lost control and veered off the road, thereby crashing into a shop.”
“The dead victims are either traders or passengers waiting for vehicle at the bus stop,” Okpe said.
Meanwhile, the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, has sympathised with the families of the crash victims, advising motorists to always carry out vehicle maintenance regularly.