Three people reportedly died, while four others suffered varying degrees of injuries when a Toyota Matrix rammed into a truck on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The incident reportedly occurred at 5:50 PM around the Oniworo area of the highway on Sunday.
It was further determined that the Toyota Matrix, labeled WWD621AE, had suffered a tire fracture and had been rammed into the Howo Sino truck.
The spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta.
Okpe said: “Nine people were involved in the crash, three died while four others were injured.
“The suspected causes of the crash were a blowout and speeding by the Toyota Matrix driver, who lost control of the wheels after a tire burst and rammed into the truck.
“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere for medical care, while the bodies were deposited at the FOS morgue in Isara.”
However, she said the FRSC sector commander in the state, Ahmed Umar, expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the crash.
According to Okoe, the commander also advised motorists to always perform routine vehicle checks to ensure the good condition of the vehicle.
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