Two persons died early Sunday morning after a truck crushed a herdsman in Ogun state in an accident which occurred at Obada Oko area along the old Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Abeokuta. The accident involved two trucks, a green coloured Austin Tipper truck with registration number (LAGOS) KJA168 XP and a wine coloured DAF truck marked (OGUN) TRE 270 XA.
The accident occurred around 2:00 am on Sunday morning when a group of Fulani herdsmen were rearing their cattle along the expressway at Obada Oko in the Ewekoro local government area of the state.
PM News correspondent gathered that the driver of the sand filled Austin tipper truck only sighted the herdsmen and their cattle on the expressway at the last minute and while attempting to apply his break he lost control.
The driver of the tipper truck and his motor-boy, whose identities could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report died on the spot after their truck had veered off the expressway and crashed into the bush.
Confirming the accident to PM News, the Public Relations Officer, PRO of the State’s Traffic Enforcement and Compliance Corp (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi disclosed that the driver of the other DAF truck which was fast approaching the scene of the crash, also lost control of his vehicle, swerved off the road and eventually crashed into the nearby bush.
Akinbiyi added that the two occupants of the DAF truck however, escaped the crash unhurt.
The two vehicles have been towed to the Corp’s garage in Abeokuta while the dead cow has been parked to the side of the road.
Meanwhile, the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue at Ifo General Hospital.