Three persons Wednesday died while two others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Man diesel truck and a Toyota corolla car around Ajegunle on Papalanto -Ilaro road in Ogun state.
The spokesperson of the state Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta, said the truck driver who was on top speed and suddenly lost control due to brake failure and collided with the corolla coming from the other direction.
Akinbiyi noted that five persons were in the Toyota car marked JJJ 91 GD while two people were in the truck with no registration number, saying that both the three persons that died and the two injured were from the car.
He added that the injured victims were taken to Ilaro General Hospital while the corpse of the deceased were deposited at the same hospital mortuary.
Akinbiyi said, “The truck was inbound Papalanto from Ilaro while the Toyota corolla car was outbound Papalanto to Ilaro when the crash occurred.
“According to an eye witness account, the truck was on top speed when it suddenly lost control due to brake failure and collided with the car that was coming from the opposite direction.
“The vehicles have been deposited at Ewekoro divisional police command, including the truck driver and the motor boy,” he said.