Five people have died while 14 others sustained injuries in a road crash involving a truck and Mazda bus along Lagos – Ibadan expressway.
Our correspondent gathered that the accident occurred at 2:51pm around Kara turning, near Lagos.
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It was further gathered that the driver of the speeding bus marked EPE575XA had lost control of the wheels and rammed into the truck with the registration number APP397YA from the rear.
Both the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the state owned Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident separately to our correspondent in Abeokuta on Wednesday, but differed on the figures of the injured victims.
The FRSC sector commander, Ahmed Umar, said 19 people were involved in the accident out of which five died while 14 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
However, the TRACE’s spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said 21 persons were involved in the accident out of which 16 were injured, including a toddler, while five died.
Umar explained that the speeding bus hit the truck from the rear while the articulated vehicle was making a turning at Kara.
“The bus driver was on high speed, lost control and hit the trailer at the rear
“The crash happened at a turning point, the trailer was a making a turning and the bus hit the trailer at the rear,” he said.
Umar disclosed that injured victims have been taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), and Idera Hospital, both in Sagamu.
He added corpses of the victims have taken to Fakoya Mortuary in Sagamu.