Witnesses say the accident was caused by the truck reversing on the highway
Eight persons died on Sunday along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway when the commercial vehicle conveying them rammed into a truck.
Witnesses say the crash, which occurred in Mowe area of the expressway, a stone throw to Redeemed Christian Church of God headquarters, was caused by the truck driver who was reversing on the highway.
The eight passengers, travelling in a space-wagon, were heading towards Lagos from Abeokuta, when the driver, already on a high speed, unexpectedly drove straight into the truck.
All eight passengers died on the spot of the accident, alongside the driver.
PREMIUM TIMES correspondent, who was at the scene, said it took the accident rescue team almost an hour, before the corpses of the victims could be retrieved from the wreckage.
Other motorists and passengers plying the road who met the accident, could not hold back tears, as the battered bodies of the victims were being pulled from the car.
As at the time of this report, the number plate of the commercial vehicle had been removed, while the truck which caused the crash had been towed to the police station.
The corpses were deposited in the mortuary, as efforts were ongoing by the authorities to locate the families and relatives of the deceased.
Source: Premium Times