One person has died and three others injured in an accident that occurred in Kara, Ayetoro, on the Lagos–Ibadan Expressway.
On the cause of the accident, it was reported by The Punch that the truck driver reportedly dozed off behind the wheel.
The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday.
Akinbiyi said the accident which involved a green DAD truck marked XB 989 KTG and another white truck marked FKY 669 XZ, occurred around 6:02 am.
Speaking further, Akinbiyi revealed that, apart from the person that died, the three injured people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident which involved the driver of the green truck conveying livestock and goats who slept off behind the wheel, and in the process, lost control and hit a white truck in front of him.
In his words, “We learnt the driver of the truck conveying livestock and goats, which was inbound Lagos from Kano, dozed off behind the wheel, due to fatigue and in the process lost control, hitting the truck ahead.
“The three injured victims and the deceased are all occupants of the truck conveying livestock and goats.
“The Hausa community has taken the injured victims for treatment. They have also taken the dead from the police for burial, according to Islamic injunctions.”
Akinbiyi also advised other drivers that embark on long-distance journeys to avoid night travels if necessary, and take adequate rest when they are tired to prevent avoidable road crashes.