Four Dead, Eight Injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident

An accident involving a CNHTV trailer and a Mazda bus at Foursquare in the Ogunmakin axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, has claimed the lives of four persons, leaving eight others injured.

The incident was confirmed on Sunday by Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, stating that the accident occured at about 8:45pm on Saturday.

Umar explained that the accident was caused by excessive speed and loss of control on the part of the bus driver who rammed into the stationed truck.

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He further explained that the crash involved a CNHTC trailer marked XA 802 KKM and a Mazda bus with registration number SHK 684 XA.

Meanwhile, a total number of 13 people which comprised of 12 men and one woman, were involved in the accident.

While eight people got injured, all men, four persons died comprising three men and one woman.

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Umar noted that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere while the deceased were deposited at FOS morgue, Ipara.

The sector commander described the crash as an avoidable act if caution was put in place, using common sense speed limit especially as it was raining.

While commiserating with the family of the crash victims, Umar also enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in Ogunmakin area of the state for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims, recovered from the crash scene.

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He thereafter urged motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations especially on speed violation.


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