The occupants of a blue Toyota Camry lost their lives on Wednesday evening after a truck with the inscription ‘Dangote Sugar’ lost control and rammed into their vehicle.
Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the accident, adjacent the Otedola Jubilee Estate, which has become a scene of fatal crashes, learnt that after the incident, the driver of the Dangote truck with number plate, XA 985 BBR, immediately jumped out of the vehicle and fled.
Our correspondent observed that the Toyota Camry with number plate, LSD 716 AE, which was crushed beyond recognition, was being towed by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps to allow for free flow of traffic.
Policemen attached to Isheri Division were also on the ground to intervene in the situation.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident.
She said, “Around 6.30pm, the said truck lost control and rammed into a Toyota Camry, killing the two occupants of the vehicle.
“The driver of the truck immediately fled and efforts are being made to find him.”
As at press time, there was still heavy traffic on the highway.