OVERTAKING! Two die, one injured along Abeokuta-Lagos expressway 

CITIZENS COMPASS – An early morning multiple crash involving two vehicles and motorcycles has claimed the lives of two persons at Toll Gate, along Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway, on Friday, September 8, 2023. 

One person was injured in the process when the accident occurred at about 5.11a.m. 

Vehicles involved were a Volvo Trailer with number plate, T 14223 LA, a Volkswagen bus with number plate, KRD132XX and two Boxer Bajaj motorcycles with number plates, LAR178VL and PKA873VS.

According to a statement signed by the Spokesperson, Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Florence Okpe, on Friday morning said the FRSC operatives of the Otta Unit Command carried out a rescue operation.

She said the suspected cause of the fatal crash was wrongful overtaking and excessive speed by the Volvo Trailer.

Okpe said this led to a collision with one of the motorcycles and others involved in the accident.

The statement partly reads, “A total of 3 persons were involved which comprised 02 male adults and a female adult. One male adult was injured while 02 were recorded dead from the crash. 01 male adult and 01 female adult.

“The suspected cause of the fatal crash was wrongful overtaking and excessive speed on the truck driver’s part which led to the collision with a Boxer motorcycle with registration number LAR 178 VL. This also led to a crash in the second vehicle with the number (KRD132XX, Volkswagen) and another motorcycle with registration number PKA873VS respectively. The dead victims were deposited at the Ifo General Hospital morgue.”


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