Break failure: Truck crushes 14 persons to death along Ilesa-Akure Expressway

FRSC Corp Marshal, Boboye

No fewer than fourteen people lost their lives on Thursday evening in a fatal accident that occurred at Erinmo-Ijesha, along Ilesha-Akure Expressway.

The break system of a truck heading towards Akure failed, causing it to ram several vehicles coming from the opposite direction, killing most of their occupants, according to Daily Post.

It was learnt that the vehicles the truck rammed into, which were heading towards Akure from Ilesha were stopped at a road-block mounted by the Police.

An eyewitness, Mr Saka Temilade, told our reporter that “Heavy traffic that was caused by the police on that check point responsible for the fatal accident.

“A truck heading towards Akure with failed break and ran over vehicles already stopped by the policemen.

“We could not even apprehend the driver of the truck, as he disappeared into thin air immediately the accident happened.”

Meanwhile, the Osun Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Peter Oke on Thursday evening confirmed the number of the victims of the accident, and said efforts had been put in place to clear the road for easy vehicular movement.

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