Three dead in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

The Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State said three persons died while 14 others sustained injuries in two separate accidents along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday.

FRSC state Sector Commander, Mr Clement Oladele, gave the details in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Ota.

Oladele explained that the first crash involved two vehicles, a DAF Truck marked JHN 410 XA and a Mazda Bus marked KRD 290 XY. The accident occurred about 6.35 a.m. before Isara Bridge, near Ogere.

He said three out of the 20 people involved died while 10 others sustained injuries.

“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at FOS Isara hospital morgue, Ogun, while five of the injured have also been taken to Victory Hospital.

“Three other survivors were taken to Idera Hospital, while two other victims were taken to Sagamu General Hospital, Ogun for treatment,” he said.

The FRSC boss attributed the cause of the accident to wrongful overtaking and speeding.

Oladele said that the second accident happened about 2.35 p.m. at AP Turning, Lufape, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

He said nine people, including seven male adults and two female adults, were involved in the accident.

He said that four persons were injured in the accident which affected three vehicles.

Oladele said the three vehicles include Peugeot 406 Saloon car marked EPE 89 FW, a Toyota Camry marked FST 311 XJ, and a Homo Truck with no registration number.

The FRSC boss said the accident was also caused by overspeeding.

“No death was recorded but the injured victims were rescued and taken to Famobis Hospital Lotto, near Mowe and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, for intensive treatments,” he said.

(NAN)

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