Saturday, 19 January 2019

Two dead, Seven injured in a truck accident in ibadan. Photos

A articulated vehicle with no registration number coming from Challenge Area to Molete roundabout in Ibadan crumpled two persons to death and injured seven others as a result of brake failure around 7:45am on Friday.

The articulated vehicle bumped into no fewer than six tricycles, two Micra cars and two 14 seater buses at Molete motor park.

The Registration number of one of the 14 seater buses was LUY 018 YT and that of Keke Napep was DDA 699 QQ while the plate number of other vehicles involved have been removed.

A witness, Mr Muideen Ajisuwon, said  he heard the motor boy of the articulated vehicle and the driver shouting that their vehicle had brake failure, which made people around to start running helter-skelter.

He said a woman selling vegetables and the driver of one of the tricycles were crushed to death while trying to escape.

The eyewitness said that among the seven injured was a female serving National Youth Service Corps member and a student who had his leg broken.

He said the injured and corpses have been taken to the hospital.

The people of the area called on Oyo State government too as a matter of urgency relocate the Molete motor park because it was preventing the free flow of traffic in the area.

 The incident was confirmed by Seun Onijala, Oyo State Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Commission.

 Onijala, however, said he was yet to be briefed on the number of casualties involved in the accident.

Author: verified_user