BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA— A personnel of the Ogun State Vehicle Inspection Office, yet to be identified, was yesterday crushed to death while another was critically injured following a multiple accident which occurred along the Lagos‑Abeokuta express way in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The accident which involved three vehicles included a DAF truck with number plate LAGOS KRD 237 XK which rammed into a parked Toyota Matrix car with number plate LAGOS FKJ 991 AV which afterwards hit another truck.
According to an eye witness, a team of VIOs from Sango‑Ota office were on the expressway checking particulars of some cars before a truck lost control and crushed one of them to death.
Vanguard gathered that a cement laden DAF truck appeared from the rear, overtook other vehicles before it hit the Toyota Matrix car and eventually killed the official and injured the other identified as Jamie.
When contacted, the Itori Unit Commander of theFederal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Fatai Bakare, who confirmed the incident said six people, all males, were involved in the accident.
Bakare, who attributed the accident to break failure, said the corpse of the VIO had been deposited at the Itori General Hospital, while the injured was receiving treatment at the same hospital.