Ogun: Truck driver kills four while driving against traffic, flees


A truck driver has fled after killing four passengers when he drove against traffic along the Lagos-Abeokuta highway.

The crash occurred at the early hours of Thursday at Obada Oko, involving 14 persons – nine male adults and five female adults.

The Ogun State command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said nine persons sustained injuries, four male adults and five female adults.

“A total of four persons were recorded dead, all male adults,” Florence Okpe, the Ogun FRSC spokesperson said.

Okpe said the unregistered truck had a collision with a passenger Mazda bus, marked, KRD831YD, killing four persons and injuring nine others.

“The suspected cause of the crash was route violation (driving against traffic) on the part of the truck; unfortunately, the driver refused to stop,” she said.

The injured victims, the FRSC said, were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta; the State General Hospital, Ijaye Abeokuta and Aries Medicare Hospital, Obada, for medical attention.

The corpses have been taken by their family members.

Meanwhile, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, had commiserated with the families of the crash victims, advising motorists to always obey traffic laws by not driving against traffic.

He reiterated the role of passengers in cautioning drivers, urging them to use the toll free number, 122, to report any reckless driver.