Ibadan – Three men were killed and one person injured on Monday in Ibadan when an articulated vehicle plunged off the Soka bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The driver of the vehicle marked XA 626 KDG had swerved off the road while trying to avoid ramming into a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) from the rear.
Confirming the incident, the Oluyole Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Sanya Adeoye, said the driver of the SUV sped off as soon as the incident happened.
“It was not the fault of the articulated vehicle driver.
“He was trying to avoid ramming into the SUV due to the bad portion of the road.
“Unfortunately, the articulated vehicle went off the bridge and into the river killing three of the four occupants.
“We have recovered and deposited the bodies of the three men at the mortuary of Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan.
“The injured person is receiving treatment at the Ibadan Central Hospital, Ososami area of Ibadan, ‘’ he told NAN. (NAN)