Mother, daughter, one other crushed to death as truck rams into building in Ogun

A truck crushed 3 persons, including a mother, her daughter and a motorcyclist after ramming into a building at Imepe area of Ijebu Ode, Ogun state.

The incident happened on Monday afternoon, August 2, when the driver of a Mack Truck fully loaded with granite reported to be travelling from Ago-Iwoye, lost control of the vehicle due to over speeding.

The ill-fated vehicle was said to have rammed into a building where the deceased were standing.

The driver of the truck and his motor boy were said to have fled the scene for fear of being attacked by an angry mob.

The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident said the truck had been evacuated to Obalende Divisional Police Headquarters in the town, while the bodies of the victims were deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijebu-Ode.

Akinbiyi enjoined truck drivers and other motorists to avoid over speeding and reckless driving in view of its attendant consequences.


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