2 die, 3 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

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Two persons were confirmed dead while three others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus opposite conoil filling station after interchange on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Wednesday.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident occured at 4: 05pm and was caused by excessive speed.

He stated that the driver of the Mazda bus marked LGB 739 XA , lost control and somersaulted into a ditch on the expressway.

The TRACE spokesperson noted that 17 passengers were in the bus, saying that three people were injured while two persons died.

” According to eyewitness account the crash was a lone accident due to the driver’s excessive speed which resulted into the commercial bus losing control and somersaulting into a ditch

” Passengers died on the spot, a male and a female while three others were injured, a male and two females, while the 12 other passengers escaped unhurt,” he said.

He added that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital in Sagamu while the deceased were deposited at the morgue of same hospital.

He charged motorists to exchew excessive speed , dangerous driving and also adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations.

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