Three confirmed dead as container falls on a car along Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Sunday, February 18, 2024
 – Three persons were killed in the early hours of Saturday, February 17, around Mowe on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway after a container fell off a truck with  number plate T-1563 LA and trapped the three victims said to be occupants of a Howo truck without number plate.

In a statement released, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, blamed the accident on dangerous driving leading to loss of control. Okpe stated that the FRSC rescue team tried to save the victims but the trio which included the driver and two passengers, could not make it due to the impact of the injury.

Their remains were said to have been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu.

“The FRSC operatives at Mowe carried out rescue operation at about 0107 hrs on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway around Mowe involving two vehicles (trucks) with registration number T-15636LA Bluebird and a HowoTruck with no number on it.

 Three persons were involved, all male adults, and they were all killed by the container that fell and rested on the occupants of the HOWO truck. The suspected cause of the crash was dangerous driving and loss of control.

The operatives tried to rescue the trapped victims but unfortunately the driver and two other people in front of the vehicle died.  The dead bodies were taken to Idera Morgue, Sagamu.

A  tow truck was contacted to pull off the truck to ease traffic flow and a crane was also contacted to remove the container off the road. Operatives are still on the ground managing the situation.”

Meanwhile, the FRSC advised motorists to drive defensively while ensuring that the interests of other road users are always taken care of to avoid accidents.

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