Angry mob sets vehicle ablaze after driver crushes three to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

An angry mob has reportedly set ablaze a Hilux Toyota vehicle after allegedly killing three people around Kara-OPIC bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday, March 1, 2024.

The white Toyota Hilux vehicle with number plate EPE80J was said to have suffered brake failure after which it lost control and rammed into bystanders at the bus stop, killing three people and leaving two others injured.

The spokesperson for Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday.

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The injured victims were reportedly taken to Lagos Emergency Centre, Ojota, for medical treatment.

Some persons at the Kara market who claimed to be relatives of the two of the deceased were said to have claimed their corpses for burial.

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The other body was said to have been deposited at Idera Morgue, Sagamu

The statement partly read, “The crash occurred at about 2051hrs around Kara -OPIC bus stop.

“Six people were involved in the crash, five males and one female. Two persons were injured while three were killed and they are all male adults.

“The crash involved a Toyota Hilux white colour with registration number EPE80J.
The cause of the crash was brake failure , the vehicle loss control and ran into people standing at the bus stop.

“The vehicle was set ablaze by angry people due to the killing.”

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This comes barely three days after 5 persons were confirmed dead and four others injured in an accident at Fidiwo bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The accident involved a Prime bus with registration number, MUS 191 HA and a Toyota Camry car marked, AKD 754 BG.

Mrs Florence Okpe, the Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun who confirmed the accident explained that it involved nine persons, comprising six female and three male adults.

She explained that the accident was likely caused by excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking which led to loss of control.

“Five persons lost their lives from the crash , three female and two male adults,” she said.

Okpe said that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital in Ogere, while the corpses were deposited at FOS morgue, Ipara.

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