A heart-wrenching road accident along the Sagamu-Benin highway has claimed the lives of a promising 26-year-old student, Ademola Ayinla Timothy, from Lagos State University (LASU), as well as two others. This distressing incident involved a sequence of vehicles: a Lexus SUV bearing the registration BDG 979 HD, a Geon truck registered as LAR 730 XB, and a Toyota Sienna car.
Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed this tragic occurrence to the press in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
According to Odutola, the accident unfolded at 6:45 am before the Babcock University junction along the expressway. The authorities lay the blame for the accident squarely on the reckless driving behavior exhibited by the driver of the Lexus.
She elaborated, “The fatal accident occurred when the driver of the Lexus car drove recklessly and rammed into the moving truck, and, as a result, the Lexus somersaulted.”
In a cascading chain of events, the Sienna also collided with the Lexus, leading to a tragic entanglement that ensnared both the vehicles and their occupants.
Odutola recounted the harrowing details: “Ademola Ayinla Timothy was rescued and rushed to the hospital, but he did not make it; all affected and damaged vehicles have been evacuated and recovered to the station.”
As the community mourns the loss of young lives and grapples with the aftermath of this devastating incident, it serves as a somber reminder of the significance of road safety and responsible driving.