Four dead as trailer crushes taxi in Oyo – Ibadan expressway

A taxi was on Monday crushed by a trailer along the ever-busy Ibadan-Oyo Expressway, killing four passengers on the spot.

The accident occurred at about 12:15 pm on Monday after the trailer reportedly rammed into the ill-fated taxi near an overhead bridge in Akinyele area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, NAN reports.

Eyewitness said driver of the trailer lost control after a break failure.

Report said the corpses and two other occupants, who sustained varying degrees of injuries, were taken to the State Hospital in Adeoyo.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in Oyo State, Mr. Seun Onijala, confirmed the incident.

He said a team of the corps’ in Akinyele had been dispatched to the scene as at press time.

Onijala assured that normalcy would be returned within hours, urging motorists not to panic about the traffic situation.

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