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Three persons reportedly died on Sunday while nine others were injured in a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. It was gathered that the accident…
Three persons reportedly died on Sunday while nine others were injured in a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
It was gathered that the accident which occurred at the Fidiwo bridge axis of the highway, involved a total of 14 persons – nine male adults, four female adults and a male child.
The Spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Florence Okpe confirmed the incident in Abeokuta, adding that six male adults and three female adults sustained injuries in the incident.
“A total of three persons were recorded dead, one male adult, one female adult and one male child,” Okpe said.
She explained that two vehicles were involved in the crash, a Nissan car with registration number, LSR377BL, and a Toyota Sienna bus marked, ABJ24XV.
According to her, the suspected causes of the crash were speeding, tyre burst and loss of control.
“The Nissan car driver, while speeding, had a tyre bust. It lost control and rammed into the Sienna vehicle,” she said.
Okpe added that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital in Ogere, while the bodies of the deceased were deposited at the State Hospital, Isara.
She quoted the Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, to have commiserated with the family of the victims, and advised motorists to always do what he called “vehicle parade”, by checking the vehicle tyres, engines light and others before embarking on any trip.
Okpe said Umar reiterated the warning against speed violations among motorists, urging them to obey traffic regulations.