Three persons have been killed, while two others are critically wounded in an accident that happened on Sunday morning along Abeokuta-Sango Ota Expressway in Ogun State.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the accident, which occurred around 7: 30am at Ayedere axis of Obada Oko, in the Ewekoro local government area of the State, involved a Volvo truck with registration number: AKM 489 ZY which had a head-on collision with an Abeokuta metropolitan painted taxi, a Nissan Micra car marked AKM 232 YQ.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the State’s Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident, said one of the four passengers on the metro taxi was still in coma as of the time of publishing this report, while the fifth person sustained a high degree of injuries.
Furthermore, Akinbiyi explained that the remaining victims are receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Abeokuta, while the corpses of the deceased have also been evacuated to the morgue of the same hospital.
A mob, who subsequently stormed the scene of the crash in protest against what they describe as the habitual reckless driving by truck drivers in the area, later set the Volvo truck ablaze.