An accident involving a Mack Truck with number plate T6337LA, a commercial Toyota bus and no fewer than five other vehicles, has reportedly claimed the live of one person, leaving ten others badly injured on Kara bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The multiple auto crash which occurred around 6.48am on Thursday, was reported to have been caused by the driver of the Mack truck, who slept off on the wheel, making the container laden truck to ram into other vehicles from behind.
The person killed was said to be a traffic hawker in that axis.
In the meantime, the Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi has stated that, “According to preliminary investigation, the driver of the accidented truck slept on wheel which led to ramming into the other vehicles.”
He explained that the crash led to gridlock but operatives of TRACE, Police,and Federal Road Safety Corps were on ground to rescue the victims involved as well as to ease the traffic.
Akinbiyi said the the accident occurred outbound Lagos- Ibadan expressway, and apart from the MACK truck he gave the list of other vehicles viz Toyota Camry MUS 470 HE, Toyota Land cruiser KWE 815 TC,3.Toyota Hiace FGG 685 XV,5. Toyota Sienna RSH 492 CE, Lexus FST 904 HK and Turbo AGL 323 XL.
He gave the total number of occupants of the vehicles as 28 made up of 12 males and 16 females.
Akinbiyi said the corpse of the hawker has been taken to the morgue by the family while the injured victims have been taken to Accident and Emergency Centre by operatives of the FRSC.
However, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, told Channels Television that a traffic hawker was killed in the unfortunate accident, adding that emergency responders are still rescuing those injured.
Umar attributed the cause of the accident to brake failure by the truck whose driver rammed into the vehicles in front of him from behind.