The accident which occurred at about 7:30AM on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Gudugba village in the Ewekoro Local Government area of Ogun State involved three vehicles.
According to the spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in the state, Babatunde Akinbiyi, the accident was caused by a brake failure while the driver was trying to avoid a pothole.
“According to eyewitness accounts, the Toyota Sienna driver was speeding and in an attempt to avoid a pothole, he lost control and ran into commuters by the roadside waiting to board a bus to their destinations. In the process, two people including a minor and an old man died while seven other were injured.
The driver of the Toyota Sienna vehicle has been arrested and taken to Itori Divisional Police Station alongside the vehicles involved in the multiple crash.”
Akinbiyi warned drivers against speeding and urged traders to stop displaying their wares on the road. He also advised commuters to always stand at designated bus stops to board vehicles to their destinations.