Truck driver crushes two to death while chasing car in Ogun


By Henry Okonkwo

A truck driver on Sunday crushed two persons to death while chasing a car that damaged the mirror of his vehicle on the Lagos-Ibadan Highway.

According to eyewitnesses, two other persons were severely injured in the accident as the truck driver lost control, veered off the road and rammed into a parked Toyota Camry car.

Spokesperson for the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.

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He said, “The driver of a Howo truck, marked EPE 198 XV, was chasing another vehicle which had damaged the truck’s mirror and in the process, lost control of the wheels due to speeding.

“The truck later veered off its lane, rammed into the Camry car parked by the roadside and killed two of the occupants,”

Akinbiyi disclosed that the Howo truck used in carrying gas was driving out of Lagos when the incident happened.

He stated that the remains of the deceased have been taken to Divine Touch Hospital, Ibafo area of Ogun State by the police.


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