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Three Killed in Accident as Container Falls on Car on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Three Killed in Accident as Container Falls on Car on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Early on Saturday, February 17, tragedy struck near Mowe on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as three individuals lost their lives when a container slipped off a truck with the license plate T-1563 LA and landed on their vehicle, identified as a Howo truck without a license plate.

According to Florence Okpe, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the accident resulted from reckless driving leading to a loss of control. Despite efforts by the FRSC rescue team to extricate the victims from the wreckage, the driver and two passengers, unfortunately, succumbed to their injuries due to the severity of the impact.

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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