Tragedy occured on Ibadan-Oyo expressway on Monday when a trailer rammed into a taxi at a failed portion on the expressway, killing four people.
The accident occurred near the overhead bridge in Akinyele area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Eyewitnesses said the trailer rammed into the taxi which slowed down to navigate through the failed portion. Reports said the accident was as a result of the trailer’s brake failure which made it impossible for the driver to avoid hitting the vehicle. The corpses and two other occupants, who sustained varying degrees of injury, were taken to State Hospital, Adeoyo.
The accident, which occurred at about 12:15 pm, led to massive traffic gridlock on the busy road. Several portions of the road have failed near Ibadan, making it dangerous for motorists, especially at night.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in Oyo State, Mr Seun Onijala, confirmed the incident. He said his men in Akinyele were dispatched to the scene to restore traffic order which broke down as a result of the mishap.