Motor boy escapes death as truck plunges into river




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The Ogun Traffic and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) , said a motor boy escaped death when a truck plunged into a river at -gate along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The Sango-Ota Area Commander of TRACE, Mr Adekunle Ajibade, who confirmed the incident to the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, said the accident happened at about 5.00 a.m.

Ajibade said the motor boy the assistance of traffic agencies like the Federal Corps (FRSC) and the .

He added that the driver of the truck coming from the Sango-Ota axis and heading towards the -gate when he lost control due to brake failure.

“The driver tried to avert mishaps that could have claimed so many lives by plunging into the river.

“Thank God the driver came out unhurt while no life lost also in the accident,” he said.

Ajibade added that the motor boy had been after several hours of being trapped in the accident.

He said the motor boy had been taken to an undisclosed hospital for intensive treatment.

Ajibade advised truck owners to properly and maintain vehicles before putting them the highway to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and .

(NAN)