One person has been confirmed dead, while five others injured in a road accident at the Imo Emulu Village axis of the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway on Sunday.
The spokesman of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta said the accident, which involved a green Nissan Micra, with Reg. No. LSR 816 XA, and an unregistered Lexus car, occurred around 12.30 p.m.
He said it happened when the driver of the Lexus was attempting to overtake another vehicle but ended up in a collision with the Micra.
Akinbiyi also said that seven people were involved in the accident and that six sustained injuries, while one person died on the spot.
“According to an eyewitness, the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking by the unregistered black Lexus,”Akinbiyi said.
He said that the injured persons have been taken to Federal Medical Center and General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, by TRACE officials.
He said the remains of the deceased were deposited at a morgue at Idera Hospital, Sagamu by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
He, however, said the driver of the Lexus fled the scene of the accident.