Two people were confirmed dead while three others sustained various degree of injuries when a Toyota Camry car without a number plate plunged into the Iju River along Ota-Idiroko Road in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The accident, which occurred on Friday night on Iju Bridge involved a DAF trailer with registration number, KRD495XQ, and a tricycle with registration number AKD380QM, caused a gridlock on the bridge.
The injured were said to have been taken to General Hospital, Ota, while the corpses were also said to have been deposited in the morgue of the hospital.
The spokesperson of Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, in a statement issued on Saturday, said it took the combined efforts of operatives of FRSC special marshals, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security, and Civil Defence Corps, as well as Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, to clear the blockage off the road and ensure free flow of traffic.
“Five persons were involved in the multiple crashes (four male adults and one female adult). Three persons were injured (two male adults and one female adult) while two deaths were recorded from the crash,” the statement added.