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Three feared dead in Ogun multiple auto-crash

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The accident scene...yesterday

The accident scene…yesterday

Three people were feared dead, while 14 others, including a musician, Oriste Femi, yesterday, escaped death by the whiskers in a multiple auto-crash involving seven vehicles at the old tollgate, Sango, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

According to an eyewitness account, the accident occurred during the wee hours of yesterday when a fully-loaded Dangote trailer, with Registration Number XA 488 VDY coming towards the tollgate had a brake failure and rammed into six other vehicles.

The affected vehicles were Kia car (KSF-06DX); Peugeot 206 (BK-03-ODE); Volvo (KSF-22BJ); Mitsubishi Bus (KSF-695XS) and two others.

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But the Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ota Unit, ACC Leye Adegboyega, told The Guardian that the accident occurred at exactly 9.30p.m. on Sunday with no death recorded.

He said 17 people: 14 males and three females were involved. “No person was killed. Oriste Femi was not injured; his vehicle was only hit at the rear. Three people: one male and two females were injured and taken to Leadway Hospital, Ota, due to the ongoing industrial action at the General Hospital, Ota.

“Two of the injured persons had fracture. FRSC personnel were at the scene from 21:40hrs on July 31, 2016 till 08:30hrs of Monday, controlling traffic at the location,” he said.

Adegboyega noted that four of the affected vehicles were towed off the road for free-flow of traffic at 8:53a.m. yesterday, while efforts were still ongoing to tow the two other vehicles.

He noted that he personally visited the victims at the hospital at 7:45a.m., while two of them had been discharged for further treatment. “The third victim is, however, responding to treatment.”


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