September 30, 2023

2 die, 3 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

By James Ogunnaike

ABEOKUTA: Two persons on Saturday lost their lives, while three others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a lone accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway around Sandcrate.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital by Florence Okpe, Public Education Officer for Ogun State Sector.

According to Okpe, the lone accident, which happened around 1716 hours, was attributed to tyre bust and loss of control.

She said, “The crash occurred at about 1716 hrs on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway around sandcrate”.

“A total of 08 persons were involved which comprised of 04 male adult and 04 female adult, 03 persons were injured 01 male adult and 02 female adult. 02 were recorded death from the fatal crash 01 male adult and 01 female adult”.

“01 vehicle was involved with registration number LND537XA a Toyota bus”.

“The suspected causes of the lone crash were speed tyre bust and lose of control.”

“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere and the corpses were deposited at FOS morgue IPARA

The Ogun State Sector Commander, Anthony Uga advised motorists to drive within the stipulated speed limit.

He also sympathize with families of the victims and advised passengers to report any erring driver by calling the Toll free number 122 .