Fleeing Driver Rams Into Stationary Truck, Dies


An unidentified driver tragically lost his life while attempting to evade an attack on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The incident involved a blue Mercedes Benz truck with the registration number RBC110XJ and an ash Toyota Sienna car with the registration number EKY240HA.

The driver collided with a commercial motorcyclist going against the traffic and, fearing a potential assault, tried to flee at high speed.

Unfortunately, this resulted in a collision with a stationary truck on the road, ultimately causing the driver’s demise.

An eyewitness, Opeyemi Lateef, told our correspondent, “I was in a bus behind the Sienna car when the car collided with a commercial motorcyclist riding against traffic.

“Maybe he felt he had injured the commercial motorcyclist. Rather than waiting to see the condition of the commercial motorcyclist, the driver zoomed off and eventually collided with a truck in front.”

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, confirmed the accident, stating that one person died.

She attributed the accident to speeding.

“The accident happened along the Lotto Bus stop around 2.56pm. The vehicles involved are one blue Mercedes Benz truck with number plate RBC110XJ and one ash Toyota Sienna with number plate EKY240HA. Two persons were involved, while one person died.

“The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed, which led to the loss of control, and the vehicle rammed into the truck. The remains of the dead victim have been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu,” she disclosed.


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