Accident: 3 die, 4 injured on Lagos-Ibadan expressway


Three persons have been confirmed dead while four others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on yesterday night.

The accident involved an Iveco truck and a Toyota Hiace bus before Ishara bridge, Ogere.

Mr. Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.

Oladele noted that the accident which occurred around 8:10 p.m was caused by route violation, saying that the driver of the bus drove against traffic around the construction zone and had a head-on collision with the truck.

The FRSC boss noted that seven people, all male, were involved in the accident with four of them sustaining injuries while three of them died in the crash.

“The crash involved two vehicles, a blue-colored Iveco truck with registration number LSR 908 XF and a white-colored Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FST 96 XF.

“Blame the accident cause was route violation (driving against traffic) around the construction zone, considering too that it was even dark at night,” he said.

Oladele stated that the injured victims were rescued to Victory Hospital, Ogere, for medical attention while the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the Ishara Morgue.

The sector commander urged motorists to drive cautiously especially around construction zones and resist the urge to drive against traffic for whatever reason.


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