10 die in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

CITIZENS COMPASS– TEN persons reportedly died in the early hours of Saturday, when a commercial bus rammed into a truck in the Ogun State axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The incident occurred at about 4:30am , around Oniworo area.

Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe, said a total of 19 persons were involved in the crash, comprising 13 male adults and six female adults.

“Two male adults sustained injuries, 10 persons died, being seven male adults, two female adults and one female child; while the remaining persons were unhurt,”

The accident, according to Okpe, involved a Toyota Hiace bus with  number plate, KLD539XA, and an unidentified Mack container truck.

Okpe blamed the crash on road obstruction on the part of the truck.

According to her, the bus driver, while on excessive speeding, lost control and ran into the truck from the rear.

The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the Ipara morgue.

The Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar expressed displeasure that motorists refused to obey simple rules.

He told road users to be cautious of poor visibility due to harmattan haze, charging motorists to put on the head lamp when the weather is poor.

He cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, against non-display of caution signs whenever there is any breakdown on the road.

Umar commiserated with the family of the crash victims, asking them to contact FRSC Ogunmakin for more information about the crash.

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