Accident claims 4 lives in Lagos-Ibadan expressway

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No fewer than four persons were confirmed dead while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident close to mountain top university on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday.

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

Okpe stated that the accident occured at 4:53a.m and it involved a Lexus RX 350 marked KTU 738 HM and a Mack truck with registration number T 21024 LA.

She noted that the accident was caused by excessive speed and use of phone while driving on the part of the Lexus driver which led to loss of control and thereafter rammed into the moving truck.

The FRSC spokesperson added that six men were involved in the accident, two were unhurt while four died in the accident.

She explained that the deceased were deposited at Real Divine Hospital morgue, Ibafo.

Meanwhile, Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander , cautioned motorists on the use of phone while driving and the dangers associated with such.

He also commiserated with the family of the victims and advised them to contact FRSC Ibafo command for more information about the crash.

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