No fewer than seven persons comprising five males and
two females have been confirmed dead following an
accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The accident was said to have occurred around 8:40 am
before Sagamu area of Ogun State.
It was learnt that an interstate commercial bus marked
BEN313YX rammed into a truck with registration number
MUS730XN killing seven people on the spot.
Four women were reported to have sustained injuries in the
crash and were rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo University
Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), according to the Ogun State
Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission
The command’s Public Education Officer (PEO), Florence
Okpe said the accident was caused by an over speeding
She said: “The suspected cause of the crash was a
speeding commercial bus travelling from Lagos going to
Benin in Edo State, but rammed into the truck ahead of it.
“The total number of people involved are 14, comprising six
male adults and eight female adults. The number of people
injured are four females. The FRSC rescue team evacuated
the injured victims to OOUTH, Sagamu and the corpses
deposited at the hospital mortuary”.
“The FRSC, Ogun State Commander, Corps Commander
Clement Oladele has once again, reiterated the need for
caution by drivers. Drivers are urged to always travel at
recommended speed limit because life has no duplicate”.
“Passengers should not abdicate their responsibility of
cautioning their drivers whenever they engaged in reckless