One dies, two injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

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One person died while three others were injured when a truck driver reportedly dozed off behind the wheel around Kara, Ayetoro, on the Lagos–Ibadan Expressway.

The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday.

Akinbiyi said the accident occurred around 6:02 am and it involved a green DAD truck marked XB 989 KTG and another white truck marked FKY 669 XZ.

According to Akinbiyi, the driver of the green truck conveying livestock and goats slept off behind the wheel, and in the process, lost control and hit a white truck in front of him.

Akinbiyi added that three people sustained varying degrees of injury in the accident while one person died.

He said, “We learnt the driver of the truck conveying livestock and goats, which was inbound Lagos from Kano, dozed off behind the wheel, due to fatigue and in the process lost control, hitting the truck ahead.

“The three injured victims and the deceased are all occupants of the truck conveying livestock and goats.

“The Hausa community has taken the injured victims for treatment. They have also taken the dead from the police for burial, according to Islamic injunctions.”

Akinbiyi, however, implored drivers of articulated vehicles on long-distance journeys to avoid night travels if necessary, and take adequate rest when they are tired to prevent avoidable road crashes.

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