Five die, four injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway road crash

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Five people died while four others were injured in an accident that occurred on Thursday around the Fidiwo Bridge, near Ogunmakin along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

 

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The accident which occurred at about 2.48pm involved a red Prome bus with number plate MUS191HA and a golden colour Toyota Camry car with registration AKD754BG

 

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According to a statement released by the Spokesperson of Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking, excessive speed, and tyre bust.

 

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While the injured were said to have been taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere Remo for medical treatment, the corpses were deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara Remo.

The statement partly read, “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 bust which led to the loss of control and veering off the road. The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere while the corpses were deposited at FOS Morgue Ipara Remo.”

 

READ ALSO: Police arrest man over ‘death of girlfriend’ in Ogun

 

 

Meanwhile, the Sector Commander FRSC Ogun Sector Command, Anthony Uga has observed that speed violation among motorists has been a major cause of crashes on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

 

Uga further urged drivers not to turn the highway into a race course because the roads are in good condition.

 

He advised motorists to have a change of attitude towards driving to save lives and also commiserated with the families of the crash victims praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss.

 

Recall that an accident on Wednesday around NASFAT was said to have occurred around 9.56am involving two trucks and a bus, killing five people and leaving 10 others injured.

 

The fatal crash was blamed on reckless driving on the part of one of the trucks’ drivers who made a sudden U-turn without trafficating causing the truck behind it and another bus to lose control and rammed into each other.

 

 

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