2 die, 13 Injured in Sagamu-Ijebu Ode expressway accident


Two people were reported dead while 13 others sustained injuries in an accident at Ajede, after J4 on the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode expressway on Saturday.

Mrs Florence Okpe, the Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Okpe explained that the accident occured at 12:10 pm and it involved a Toyota Hiace bus marked GUE 59 ZY and a truck with registration number BGT 94 LG.

The FRSC spokesperson explained that the incident was caused by excessive speed which made the bus driver to run into a stationary truck parked by the roadside.

” 15 people were involved in the crash which comprised of 10 men and five women and a total of 13 people sustained injuries while two persons died,” she said.

Okpe added that the injured victims were taken to Hope Hospital in J4 while the deceased were deposited at the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital Morgue .

Mr Anthony Uga, the Sector Commander , cautioned motorists against wrong parking of vehicles on the highway .

Uga further advised motorists to shun speed and drive carefully.


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