Ghastly Auto Accident Claims 5 Lives On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


    Five persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a Scania truck at Ayetoro /Indomie on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

    Ogun State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ahmed Umar confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday.

    Umar noted that the suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed and dangerous driving which led to a loss of control on the path of the bus driver who rammed into the moving truck.

    He said that the crash occurred at 9:20am and it involved a Toyota Hiace marked SPR 373 XA and Scania Truck with registration number GGE 468 XX.

    He noted that nine persons were involved in the accident comprising six men and three women, saying that four persons were injured while five people died.

    The FRSC boss explained that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu for medical treatment while the deceived were deposited at the same hospital.

    Umar described the crash as an avoidable act and advised motorists to avoid excessive speed and dangerous driving especially in the raining season and also obey traffic rules and regulations.

    He commiserated with the victims of the crash and the family and also enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in Mowe for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene of the crash.



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