OYOGist.com has learned that one person was confirmed dead while three others sustained various degrees of injuries as truck driver dozed off causing an accident with another truck around Kara, Ayetoro area on the Lagos – Ibadan expressway. The accident happened early hour on Sunday morning, according to traffic officials.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), told journalists in Abeokuta that the accident, involving a DAF truck marked XB 989 KTG and another truck marked FKY 669 XZ, occurred around 6:02 a.m.
He added that three people were injured in the accident while one person died.
“We learnt the driver of the truck conveying livestock and goats, which was inbound Lagos from Kano, dozed off behind the wheels, due to fatigue and in the process lost control, hitting the truck ahead.
Mr Akinbiyi implored drivers of articulated vehicles on long-distance journeys to avoid night travels, if necessary, and take adequate rest when tired to prevent avoidable road crashes.