A truck loaded with beverage on Wednesday crushed to death four persons and severely injured four others, when it lost control from brake failure, the Federal Road Safety Corps has said.

The FRSC Sector Commander in Oyo State, Winifred Uche, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Ibadan.

Uche said the accident happened at about 8:30am on Wednesday at Aleshinloye junction when the truck had a brake failure, and rammed into a Micra car and two bicycles.

She said: “Four persons lost their lives; three males and one female.

“Four persons also injured, two males and two females, while four vehicles were involved, namely: a truck, one Micra and two bicycles.

“The cause of the accident I think is a brake failure; the truck had a brake failure and rammed into other vehicles.”

Uche said the corpses of the dead persons had  been deposited at Adeoyo Hospital mortuary, while the injured were taken to Mobolaji Hospital, Oke-Bola for treatment.

The sector commander called on truck drivers not to overload their vehicles and should always check the condition of their vehicle brakes before embarking on any journey.

She further advised motorists to be cautious and alert when driving into busy area.


TheEagle Online


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