4 dead, 6 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

Four persons died while six others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a truck on the Iperu bridge, Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun confirmed this to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

He said, “The accident occurred this morning at about 6:25 am, involving a Mazda bus with registration numbers YYY 412 XB and an unregistered truck.

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“The Mazda bus driver who was on high speed crashed into the moving truck from behind due to a slight defect on the truck. The truck’s rear lights made to signal vehicles from behind were not functioning.

“A male child was among the dead. The injured victims were taken to the Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention while the deceased have been deposited at the FOS Morgue, Ipara.”

The sector commander advised motorists to ensure that everything is working in their vehicle before embarking on any trip while also cautioning them on speed violations.

He sympathised with the family of the victims and advised them to contact the FRSC Ogere for more information about the crash

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