Two persons were confirmed dead while three others sustained various degrees of injuries on Monday in an accident involving a Nissan Sentra and a Mack truck at Adedero village on Abeokuta -Sagamu expressway.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 5:45am, saying it was caused as a result of reckless driving on the part of the Nissan car driver.
“According to investigation carried by TRACE corps rescue team, the driver of the car, loaded the passengers from Kobape, inbound Abeokuta, before it ran into a broken down truck at Adedero village, as a result of reckless driving and poor visibility.
“The injured victims were rescued before TRACE corps arrived at the scene, while the combined team of TRACE, FRSC and the police took the dead victims, in the FRSC patrol vehicle to the morgue of State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.
“The sum of N230, 620 was retrieved from the dead victims body. One was with N153, 620 and the other N77, 000.
“The money has been handed over to the families of the victims.
“We learnt they were fish sellers going to Abeokuta to buy fish before the unfortunate incident happened.” He said.
He commiserated with the family of the victims, while admonishing drivers to always remove their vehicles from the road in case of break down.
He urged motorists to avoid reckless driving especially under poor visibility.(NAN)