An accident involving a Mazda bus and a truck at the Ogunmakin axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Friday claimed the lives of seven persons while five others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
FRSC’s Sector Commander in Ogun, Mr Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Umar said the Mazda bus has LSR 696 XS as its registration number, while the truck’s registration number is T-4889 LA.
He blamed the accident on excessive speeding and loss of control by the bus driver, which made him to ram into the moving truck ahead of him.
“A total 16 persons, 15 of them male adults, were involved in the accident.
“Five men were injured while six men and one woman died in the mishap,’’ he said.
Umar told newsmen that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, Ogun, for medical treatment while the deceased were deposited at FOS morgue in Ipara, also in Ogun.
The sector commander described the crash as avoidable if the bus driver had not sped excessively on the slippery highway, as it was raining at the time of the accident.
Umar commiserated with the families of the crash victims and also enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in Ogunmakin area, for details and to reclaim the belongings of the victims recovered from the scene.