2 killed, 7 injured as vehicle rams into commuters in Ogun

A Toyota Sienna bus on Saturday, ran into commuters, killing two persons and injuring seven others.

The accident occurred on the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway in Gudugba village, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The spokesperson of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.

Mr Akinbiyi said the Sienna marked KRD 900 GV, also hit a brown Ford car marked AAB 439 XB and a yellow tricycle, with registration number AKM 791 VP.

Akinbiyi added that the accident was caused as a result of brake failure while avoiding a pothole.

He explained, “According to eyewitness account, the Toyota Sienna driver was speeding and in its attempt to avoid a pothole, lost control and ran into commuters by the roadside waiting to board a bus to their destination.

In the process, two persons died, a minor (whose mother survived the accident) and an old man, while seven other commuters were injured, with one person escaping unhurt.

“The driver of the Toyota Sienna has been arrested and taken to Itori Divisional Police Station with the vehicles involved in the crash,’’ Mr Akinbiyi said.

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