7 dead, 16 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Auto Crash

An accident involving a Toyota Hiace and Mack tanker has reportedly claimed the lives of seven persons in the Gofamint area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, leaving sixteen others with varying degrees of injuries.

The accident, which was confirmed to newsmen in Abeokuta by the Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Ahmed Umar, was reported to have been caused by excessive speed on the part of the bus driver who lost control and rammed into the tanker from behind.

Stating that the accident occurred at about 4:10 pm, Umar added that 25 people which comprised of 17 male adults and 8 female adults were involved in the accident.

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“A total of 16 persons sustained varying degrees of injuries (10 male adults and six female adults) while seven persons were recorded dead from the crash (six male adults and one female adult), and two others were unhurt.

“Two vehicles were involved with registration numbers AKD 693 XW a Toyota Haice bus and GZA 215 XA a Mack tanker,” he stated.

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The FRSC boss said that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention while the deceased were deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara.

In the meantime, the sector commander has advised motorists to shun speed, saying it kills faster than anything.

He cautioned against driving while tired, calling on drivers to rest for 15 to 30 minutes after four hours journey.

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While sympathising with the family of the victims, Umar advised them to contact FRSC Ogunmakin office for more information about the crash.


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