Three die in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident
Three persons died while 14 others sustained injuries in an accident around Saapade area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway yesterday. The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Akinbiyi said the accident, which occurred at about 7:15a.m. involved a Mazda bus marked AKD 53 XN travelling from Ibadan to Lagos and a Ford bus marked RGB 490 XA travelling from Lagos to Ikire. He said the accident occurred at a diversion area on the expressway, where the vehicles collided due to speeding and reckless driving.
“The eyewitness account posited that the driver of the Ford bus coming from Lagos to Ikire was among the three dead victims while the other two were among the passengers in the Mazda bus,” the spokesman said.
Akinbiyi said the three bodies were deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara. According to him, the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere; State Hospital, Isara; and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.He warned motorists to avoid excessive speed and reckless driving at diversion/construction areas because of its attendant consequences. Akinbiyi urged them to keep to the 50km/h speed limit.
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