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Two die, seven injured in Lagos-Abeokuta expressway crash

Two persons have died while seven others sustained varying degrees of injuries on Saturday when a Toyota Sienna car rammed into some commuters at Kudigbe, around Arigbajo, on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

The Spokesperson, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed this in a terse statement made available to our correspondent in Abeokuta.

He blamed the crash on speeding and loss of control on the part of the Toyota sienna driver.

The TRACE spokesman noted that the accident involved 10 people, which comprised five males and five females.

He said “The Toyota sienna driver was on top speed and in its attempt to avoid a pothole, lost control and ran into commuters by the roadside waiting to board a bus to their destinations.

“In the process, two persons died, a minor (whose mother was alive) and an old man, while seven other commuters were injured, with one person escaping unhurt.

“The driver of the Toyota sienna has been arrested and taken to Itori Divisional Police Station, with the vehicles involved in the crash.”

Akinbiyi added that the injured were taken to General Hospital, Ifo, while the deceased were deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.

He stated that the Corp Commander of TRACE, Seni Ogunyemi, has admonished drivers to regulate their speed and avoid excessive speeding.

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