The Ogun State Command of Federal Road Safety Corps said seven people died, while 10 others sustained injuries in a multiple accident that happened at Toll-Gate on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Saturday.
Ogun State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Clement Oladele, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun State that the multiple accident happened at about 11:35am.
Oladele explained that a truck with no registration number lost control due to brake failure and rammed into a Volkswagen Bus with registration: LSR 128 XP, and a Sienna car, marked: APP 122 CD.
The FRSC official said that seven persons, comprising of two male adults, three female adults, one male child and one female child, died, while 10 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident.
He said: “The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Ifo General Hospital morgue, while the survivors are also receiving treatment at General Hospital, Ota.”
Oladele said the FRSC and other sister agencies were on ground to manage the incident to ease free flow of traffic in the area.
He added that the unmarked truck, which rammed into the vehicles, was set ablaze by an irate mob.
The FRSC official admonished motorists, especially articulated vehicles drivers, to drive cautiously around the black spots to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.
Oladele also advised passersby to desist from turning into mobs and resorting to self-help by willfully destroying public property or accidented vehicles, irrespective of the level of provocation, as there were standard ways of reporting and handling grievances to appropriate law enforcement agencies.