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Two Dead, One Injured As Another Fatal Accident Claims Lives At Ota Tollgate,

Lagos – Barely three days after a road crash occurred that claimed the lives of two people with seven others injured at the toll gate end of the Lagos – Abeokuta expressway, another crash occurred at the place again today.

The crash which occurred at about 1.37 pm, involved three people, comprising two male adults and one female adult.

Unfortunately the two male adults died while the female adult was rescued for medical treatment at the State Hospital, Ota.

The crash which involved three vehicles, including a white coloured MACK Tanker with no registration number, red coloured MACK TRUCK with registration number AAA448XJ, and a HOWO Truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company with registration number
GN7248-16.

According to the FRSC, the suspected cause of the fatal crash is Mechanical deficiency caused by brake failure by the MACK TRUCK with registration number AAA448XJ, conveying a container, that failed break as it drove towards Lagos but lost control and overran the road divider to crash into the other two trucks travelling in opposite direction.

The FRSC rescue team rescued the injured victim to State Hospital, Ota while the corpses of the dead victims were deposited at the Ifo General Hospital Mortuary, Ogun State and the obstructions cleared for free flow of traffic.

The FRSC Sector Commander Ogun State Command Clement Oladele described the crash as avoidable had the MACK Truck (AAA448XJ) been made mechanically fit before driving it on the road

He also said the area the crash occured is a black spot and required utmost care while driving within the precincts of the Old Toll Gate, notorious for frequent road traffic crashes.

The Sector Commander commiserated with the families of the victims of the crash and enjoined them to contact the FRSC Command in Ota for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene of the crash.

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