…suspected cause of the crash was route violation – FRSC
Three persons on Sunday morning lost their lives in the Obada area of Abeokuta, Ogun State after a truck crashed into a taxi.
Sources claimed that the incident happened at about 7:15 AM after Obada police station, along the Lagos-Abeokuta highway.
The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Florence Okpe while confirming the incident said five male adults were involved in the crash.
“Two persons sustained injury and unfortunately, three persons were killed,” Okpe said.
She added that the vehicles involved were a Volvo mini truck with no registration number and the taxi, a Nissan car marked, AKM489ZY.
“The suspected cause of the crash was route violation on the part of the Truck driver as it collided with the Nissan car.”
Sources said the injured victims were taken to a General hospital in Abeokuta for medical attention while the bodies of the deceased victims were deposited at the same hospital’s morgue.
Meanwhile, the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, while commiserating with the families of the crash victims advised motorists to avoid route violation completely.
Umar added that safety is everybody’s business, especially in this season of high vehicular movement noting that it is incumbent on everyone to drive cautiously and obey traffic rules and regulations.