A truck has reportedly killed two female hawkers and injured three others in a lone crash at Lotto axis, inbound Lagos, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
It was gathered that driver of the Mack truck marked SMK 82 XY had lost control of the wheels and rammed into hawkers by the roadside.
Eyewitnesses said two female hawkers were knocked dead on the spot, while three male others sustained degrees of injuries.
The Spokesman of the Traffic Road Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi told our correspondent on Saturday that the incident occurred around 4pm on Friday.
He said “The vehicle was inbound Lagos, around lotto axis when it lost control, skidded off the road and rammed into hawkers by the road side killing two of them, females on the spot.
“The (ill-fated) vehicle has been taken to Mowe Divisional Police Station, with the driver of the vehicle in their custody.”
Akinbiyi said the deceased remains have been taken to Idera Morgue, Sagamu while the injured ones were taken to Famobis hospital, Mowe, for treatment.
He commiserated with the family of the deceased, and urged motorists to avoid speeding and reckless driving “in view of its attendant consequences.”