Ambulance Service and our officials, among others, were there and we evacuated the victims to the accident and emergency centres at the Gbagada General Hospital and LASUTH, where they are receiving treatment.
“When the victims were rushed to the Gbagada General Hospital, some of them needed further treatment that could be provided only by LASUTH and that was why we evacuated them there. Two people died at the scene of the crash, while the others are receiving adequate treatment. We are investigating to ascertain the cause of the accident.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, said he had yet to get details of the accident.
In Sango, the crashes involved five vehicles and two motorcycles and occurred around 4.49am on Tuesday as the containerised truck suffered brake failure.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, and the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accidents.
Oladele and Akinbiyi said in separate statements that the truck suffered brake failure and rammed into five vehicles and two motorcycles.
Oladele stated, “It was reported that the containerised truck suffered brake failure and hit the other vehicles from the rear. The truck also ran over a group of commuters waiting to board commercial vehicles at the Tollgate bus stop.
“It ended up crushing one person to death and injuring four other persons, including two motorcyclists, who were waiting to pick up passengers.”
He gave the details of the affected vehicles as a Mack truck with number plate AGL 676 CV; a yellow bus with number plate BDG 976 XF; a white bus with number plate YA 226 AAA; a yellow bus with number plate GGE 272 XY; a car with number plate KJA 555 XP; and two motorcycles with number plates LAR 355 WM and TTD 067 UJ.
Oladele added that the affected vehicles had been removed from the road, while the injured victims had been rushed to the State Hospital, Ota.
According to him, the corpse of the deceased has been deposited in a morgue in Ifo.