CITIZENS COMPASS- -A truck laden with cement on Friday, crushed a pregnant woman and a baby to death, along the Abeokuta-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
Eyewitnesses’ accounts said the DAF Truck with number plate, BDJ 112 XF. lost control and rammed into a building killing the victims and injuring four others.
Save for the prompt intervention of the Nigeria Police, some youths in the area would have taken laws into their hands.
Spokesperson, Ogun state Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi who confirmed the accident said the truck was traveling to Ibadan from Ewekoro when the driver lost control and rammed into the building.
He attributed the cause of the accident to overspeeding.
According to him, a team of Police officers was deployed to the scene of the incident to prevent youths who were angered by the accident from causing chaos.
Akinbiyi said the bodies have been deposited at the morgue of the Odeda General Hospital.
Corpses of the pregnant woman and minor, male have been deposited at Odeda General Hospital morgue while the injured victims were rescued to Ajitola Hospital At Kila, for medical treatment.
“There was a deployment of more policemen (patrol team) to calm the situation because of the angry villagers.
“This is a sad and unfortunate incident coming against the backdrop of reported crashes that happened back to back for the past three days across the state.
“The dead victims in this unfortunate incident were all occupants of the building, living and domiciled therein.
“While TRACE commiserates with the family of the deceased, articulated drivers are enjoined to avoid speeding and also ensure they maintain as well as service their vehicles as at when due to avoid this avoidable crashes”.