Accident Claims Four Lives on Lagos -Ibadan expressway
NEWSMAN, Ibadan – At least four persons have been confirmed dead in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a Daf truck around Saapade bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, in the early hours of Monday.
FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, Ahmed Umar who confirmed the incident, said that the accident occurred at 2:50am and was caused by route violation and dangerous driving.
“The accident involved a Daf truck marked AGL 813 XX and a Mazda bus with registration number FDY 265 XA,” he said.
Umar explained that the truck driver drove wrongfully against traffic and had a head-on collision with the Mazda bus, killing four persons – three male adults and one female adult. He said six people were involved in the accident which comprised of five male adults and one female adult, News Agency of Nigeria reported (NAN) reported.
The FRSC boss added that the deceased had been deposited at FOS mortuary in Ipara. He further described the crash as avoidable, saying that it occurred in an accident prone area and required utmost care while driving within the axis.
The sector commander while advising motorists to drive cautiously, and obey traffic rules and regulations, also commiserated with the families of the victims of the crash and enjoined them to contact FRSC command Ogere for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene.