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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Ten dead, nine injured as bus crashes into truck on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

No fewer than ten persons have died in an auto crash along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The accident which occurred around 4:30 am on Saturday, January 14, 2023, also left about 9 people injured.

This was disclosed to journalists by Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar.

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Umar said the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, involved a Mack truck and a Toyota Hiace bus.

”A total of 19 people were involved in the crash which comprised 13 male adults and six female adults. Two male adults sustained injuries while seven male adults, two female adults and one female child died in the accident,” he said.

Umar blamed the accident on road obstruction by the trailer driver. He also faulted what he described as excessive speed by the driver of the Hiace bus, who was said to have lost control and ran into the truck.

Wounded passengers were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogerse for treatment, while the deceased have been deposited at a morgue in Ipara.

The sector commander urged motorists to always put on the head lamp when the weather is poor.

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He cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, to always display caution signs whenever there was breakdown on the road.

He commiserated with the families of the crash victims and asked them to contact FRSC Ogunmakin for more information about the crash.

(NAN)

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