Five die, four injured in wrongful overtaking on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway 

CITIZENS COMPASS —Five people were dead while four others were injured on Thursday, February 29, 2024, in an autocrash around the Fidiwo Bridge, near Ogunmakin along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The accident involving a Red Prome bus with number plate, MUS191HA, and a golden colour Toyota Camry car with number plate, AKD754BG, occurred at about 2.48p. m.

The accident was confirmed by spokesperson, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Sector Command, Florence Okpe in a statement.

She said the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking, excessive speed, and tyre bust.

“The command carried out a rescue operation on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway around Fidiwo Bridge at about 1448hrs.
“The crash involved 09 persons (06 female adults and 03 male adults) and a total of 04 persons were injured while 05 persons lost their lives from the crash ( 03 female adults and 02 male adults); 02 vehicles were involved with registration numbers MUS191HA a Prime bus red colour and a Toyota Camry car AKD754BG  gold colour.

“Probable causes of the crash were wrongful overtaking, overspeeding, and tyre burst which led to the loss of control and veering off the road. The injured victims were taken tauto crash Hospital Ogere while the corpses were deposited at FOS Morgue Ipara Remo.”

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