5 dead and 10 others injured as multiple vehicles collide in horror accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

At least 5 people have been confirmed dead and 10 others injured as multiple vehicles collided in a horror accident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The incident which occurred around 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, around NASFAT turning point on the highway, involved 15 persons comprising 11 male and 4 female adults respectively.

The Spokesperson for Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, disclosed this in a statement sent to journalists on Wednesday.

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She said the accidents involved three vehicles including a DAF Truck with registration number KUT 561 ZZ; a Toyota Hiace bus GGE 84 YF and a Man Diesel truck with no registration number.

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

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The injured victims were said to have been taken to Famobi Hospital, Mowe, in Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of the state while the corpses were deposited at Idera Hospital morgue, Sagamu.

The statement partly reads “The suspected cause of the crash was dangerous driving on the part of one of the trucks which made a sudden U-turn without any indication to alert the truck behind which led to loss of control on both the truck and the bus.

“The injured victims were taken to Famobi Hospital Mowe while the corpses were deposited at Idera Hospital morgue Sagamu.

“It was a combined rescue operation of FRSC, Nigeria Police Force and other sister agencies were all on the ground managing the situation”

The Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, Anthony Uga cautioned motorists on speed and reckless driving warning that any driver involved in a crash that claims lives will be prosecuted forthwith to serve as a deterrent to recalcitrant drivers

Uga said he is pained over the incessant crashes, especially along this corridor axis, and further urged motorists to shun speed and drive defensively for safety purposes.

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In a related development, three commuters tragically lost their lives in a road accident on the Osogbo/Ikirun road, involving a collision between a truck and a car.

The victims were all traveling in the same car, which was headed towards Ikirun, coincidentally in the same direction as the truck.

The car carrying the deceased individuals was severely damaged in the accident, which took place around 8:25 pm on Tuesday.

Following the incident, the truck driver fled the scene to evade potential retribution from bystanders.

Speaking on the accident on Wednesday, the spokesperson of Osun Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kehinde Adeleke, said operatives that visited the scene reported that the crash was caused by reckless driving.

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She further said, “A fatal accident occurred around 2025 hrs on 27th February 2024 along Ikirun-Osogbo Expressway. The accident involved a Lexus 350 car and an unregistered trailer.

“The accident claimed three lives on the spot. According to an eye witness, the accident was a result of reckless driving and over-speeding by the driver of the said trailer who took to his heel immediately after the incident.

“The victims had been taken to a yet-to-be-identified morgue.”

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