A pregnant woman and two other men died in an accident on the Lagos-Ibadan highway on Thursday.
The Spokesperson for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the development of the accident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
According to InsideOyo report, Mr Akinbiyi revealed that the accident occurred around 4:30a.m on Thursday.
He explained that the accident involved a Mazda bus marked LND 676 XX loaded with tomatoes and another Mazda bus marked BDG 755 YA loaded with cassava flakes (garri).
He added that it also involved a DAF truck with registration number XY 895 GGE and a granite-laden Iveco truck marked JBD 16 XY.
According to Mr Akinbiyi the driver of the Mazda bus lost control due to speeding and rammed into an unknown run away truck from the rear which led to multiple hits by other vehicles.
“Among the three casualties who died in the unfortunate crash are two men who are occupants of the Mazda bus loaded with ‘garri’, while the pregnant woman was in the Mazda bus carrying tomatoes,’’ he said.
The TRACE spokesman also revealed that the deceased were evacuated by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to Idera Hospital’s private morgue in Sagamu.
He noted that all the vehicles involved in the accident had been towed to the Police Divisional Command in Sagamu.
While he commiserated with the families of the deceased, Mr Akinbiyi warned motorists to desist from speeding.