One person was confirmed dead while three others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Mercedez Benz conveying several bags of rice and a Tricycle with three passengers on board at Oju-Ore round about, Ota on Friday.
The Divisional Commander of Traffic Road Compliance Agency, Adekunle Ajibade confirmed the incident to VOA news correspondent.
Ajibade explained that the accident was caused by a brake failure which led to a white Mercedez Benz with registration number APP 555 XE falling on a yellow colored Tricycle with registration number AGL 563 QE around 6:52pm on Friday.
“The accident happened around Oju-Ore inbound Idiroko express road. One person dead and three others injured”.
VOA news gathered that Men of Traffic Road Compliance Agency and Federal Road Safety Commissions swiftly moved into action barely 30 minutes after the accident occurred to rescue the victims and ensure smooth flow of traffic.
Men of Onipanu Police Division and Nigerian Navy, Ota were also on ground to prevent possible breakdown of law and order.
“The injured victims has been taken to a nearby hospital and the deceased deposited at Ota General Hospital morgue”. VOA news gathered.