A truck lost control in the Toll-Gate area of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, resulting in the deaths of no less than three people while two others sustained injuries.
Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ahmed Umar confirmed the incident to the _News Agency of Nigeria_ on Tuesday in Ota.
According to Umar, there were six people, two cars, and two motorcycles involved in the accident, which happened at around 7:35 pm.
He said a truck conveying bags of cement was inbound Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway when it lost control due to brake failure and rammed into two vehicles and two Bajaj motorcycles.
According to him, those who died are either traders or those waiting for buses.
“The accident led to the death of three persons while two others sustained various degrees of injuries, and one person was unhurt.
“The corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ifo, while the injured are receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ota”, he said.
The sector commander blamed the accident on excessive speeding.
Umar advised motorists to always desist from excessive speeding and ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before putting them on the roads to prevent avoidable crashes.