Container-laden truck kills one in Sango–Ota

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ota Unit Command, Ogun, on Tuesday confirmed the death of a truck driver in an auto accident at the Lagos-Ogun border toll-gate.

The unit commander, Mr Leye Adegboyega, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the accident occurred around 12 midnight.

Adegboyega, who blamed the accident on the deplorable state of the roads, said the truck with registration number XN 233 LSD was fully loaded.

According to him, the truck was heading to Lagos from Sango-Ota when it ran into a pothole at the toll-gate and lost control.

“Unfortunately, the driver’s legs slipped-off while trying to escape, but the container fell on him,’’ he said, adding that the motor boy, however, escaped unhurt.

Adegboyega said that it took the intervention of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) and police to remove the remains of the driver from under the container.

He added that the corpse of the victim had been deposited at the State Hospital, Ota.

Adegboyega advised the three tiers of government to make constant road repairs one of their priorities.

“This is to save lives and properties in the country,’’ he said.