Four Die, Five Injured as Two Vehicles Collide on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

An Autocrash involving a Toyota Sienna and a truck at old Toll Gate, Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, has on Monday claimed the lives of four persons leaving five others with varying degrees of injuries.

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

Umar explained that the accident occured at about 3:22pm and was caused by excessive speed and loss of control on the part of the driver of the Toyota Sienna.

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The sector commander stated that the Toyota Sienna marked — KJA 738 ET lost control and collided with the truck marked — KMC 548 YD, which was making a reverse on the expressway.

“A total of nine people were involved which comprised of six men, two women and one child. Five people were injured and four persons died,” he said.

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Umar added that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for treatment while the deceased were deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara.

He therefore advised motorists to use “common sense” speed limit especially during the rainy season, when visibility was poor.

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