2 die, 8 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

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Two persons were confirmed dead while eight others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a truck around Christopher university on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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

Okpe noted that the incident occurred at 11:30am and it involved a Toyota Hiace marked GAS 937 XA and a moving truck.

She noted that FRSC operatives Mowe unit command in conjunction with Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) carried out rescue operation.

She explained that a total of 10 persons were involved which comprised of seven male adult and three female adult.

Okpe stated that eight persons which involved six male adult and two female adult were injured, while one male adult and one female adult were recorded death from the crash.

” The fatal crash was caused by excessive speed and wrongful overtaking on the part of the Toyota driver and then rammed into a moving truck,” he said.

Okpe noted that the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe while the corpses were deposited at Idera mutuary, Sagamu.

The FRSC spokesperson quoted the sector commander, Anthony Uga to have cautioned motorists on excessive speed and poor judgement on overtaking.

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