Six die in accident on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


Agency Reporter

Six persons were confirmed dead, while nine others sustained injuries yesterday in an accident involving an articulated vehicle and a Toyota bus around Car Park C on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun Command Mr. Ahmed Umar confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.

He said the crash, which occurred around 11:53am, was caused by the driver of the truck marked FZE 376 DI, who drove recklessly, loss control and hit the bus with registration number ZUR 843 XA from the rear.

He said the driver of the bus lost control and the bus somersaulted.

He said 20 people were involved in the accident, which comprised 16 men, three women and one boy.

The sector commander explained that five male adults and one female adult died in the accident, while seven male, one female and one male child were injured.

He said the driver of the truck tried to escape but was caught and taken to MTD Redeemed Police Division, Mowe.

The FRSC boss noted that the injured persons were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu and Idera Hospital in Sagamu.

He added that the bodies were taken away by their families for burial in accordance with Islamic rites.


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