Three persons were Wednesday evening killed in an accident involving a truck loaded with granite, around Talabi village, inbound Abeokuta on the Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesman for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Thursday.
Akinbiyi stated that the accident, which occurred in the evening, involved a Honda car marked NPK 186 PM, Toyota Corolla marked FST 04 ER and a truck with registration number KJA 931 XH.
“The Honda car, inbound Sagamu, had tyre burst, lost control and veered to the other side of the road, hitting the oncoming Toyota Corolla inbound Abeokuta.
“However, the truck that was behind the Toyota car in an attempt to avoid hitting other vehicles from behind veered into the bush and in the process hit three onlookers who were standing by the roadside, killing them on the spot.
“Six people were involved in the accident, three male adults and three female adults. Three persons were killed while three others were injured,’’ he said.
Akinbiyi stated that the accident vehicles were taken to Ibara Divisional Police Office, while the driver of the truck had been arrested.
He added that the injured were taken to Federal Medical Centre (FMC), while the corpses of the deceased had been deposited at the General Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta.