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Truck rams into building, kills one and injures five in Abeokuta

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By Aishat Salihu

A driver of a truck in the early hours of Thursday has lost control and rammed into a building at Ijaye in Abeokuta, killing a nine-year-old boy and injuring five occupants of the building.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps confirmed the incident in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

Akinbiyi noted that the incident occurred around 3:46 a.m on Ijaye-Iyana Mortuary axis in Abeokuta adding that the driver of the truck took to his heels immediately after the accident.

He further disclosed that there were eight occupants in the building, comprising of one female adult, three female children, two male children and two male adults, as at the time the incident occurred.

Akinbiyi, also alleged that the accident was caused by speeding and loss of control by the truck driver with registration number LND-754 XV on the truck’s number plate.

“I learnt the truck was coming from the Iyana-Mortuary axis inbound Itoku when it suddenly lost control due to speeding, crossed the culvert and rammed into the shops and the house behind it.

“The little child who lost his life in the accident was around nine years old and he has been taken to Ijaiye General Hospital mortuary,” he said.

Meanwhile, the injured persons were taken to the General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta for treatment, Akinbiyi added.

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