3 die, 17 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident


Three persons were confirmed dead while 17 others sustained injuries in a lone accident involving a Ford bus at Sandcrete area on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday.

Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)in Ogun, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Umar noted that the accident occured at 1:30pm and was caused by tyre burst, excessive speed and loss of control.

The sector commander explained that 20 people were involved in the accident comprising six men and 14 women.

He added that 17 people were injured comprising five male and 12 female, saying that three death were recorded comprising one man and two women.

According to the FRSC boss, the accident was a lone accident involving a Ford bus with registration number GGE 584 Y.

He posited that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere while the bodies of the deceased were deposited at FOS mortuary, Ipara.

The sector commander cautioned motorists on speed violation and advise them to always check their tyres to know the expiration date.

He also commiserated with the family of the crash victims and enjoined them to contact FRSC Ogunmakin for more information about the crash.


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