A tanker driver reportedly fled after crushing two persons to death and injuring two others in an accident involving an articulated vehicle and a Toyota Hiace Bus on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Spokesman of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta, said that the accident happened at 6am on the Ogun State section of the expressway on Saturday.
Akinbiyi attributed the accident to brake failure in the truck and loss of control by the driver who rammed into the commercial bus that was ahead of him.
He said the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of a private hospital in Sagamu, Ogun State, where the injured were receiving treatment.
The TRACE PRO added that the driver of the truck fled from the scene for fear of being lynched.
He consoled the families of the deceased and advised drivers of articulated vehicles to always ensure proper maintenance of their vehicles and avoid speeding and dangerous driving.