Four persons have died while several others have been left injured during an accident at the Obada Oko area on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Naiija News reports that the accident involved a Toyota Corolla car and a Mack trailer on the busy expressway happened in the evening hours of Sunday.
The accident was said to have occurred as a result of reckless driving and overspeeding on the part of the two drivers of the vehicles.
While confirming the accident, the spokesman of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, said that eight persons, including seven adults and one female child, were involved in the crash.
He said that four occupants of the car died on the spot, while two others sustained injuries.
According to him, the trailer driver and the motor boy ran away before the rescue team arrived at the scene.
He said: “I learnt the low bed trailer with no registration number was trying to make a U-turn at Obada Oko allegedly without trafficating, when the Toyota Corolla, marked EM 866 APP, which was on speed from Lagos, rammed into it.
“However, six passengers were in the Toyota Corolla when the accident happened.
“Four persons, including the driver and child, died on the spot, while the remaining two were injured.”
He further said that the injured were taken to the General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, along with the remains of the dead.
He also said that the accident vehicles had been towed to the Divisional Police Office, Adigbe in Abeokuta.