Accident claims 4 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

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Four persons died while eight others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident involving a CNHTV trailer and a Mazda bus at Foursquare in Ogunmakin axis on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday, said that the accident occured 8:45pm on Saturday.

Umar explained that the accident was caused by excessive speed and loss of control on the part of the bus driver who rammed at the stationed truck.

The sector commander explained that the crash involved a CNHTC trailer marked XA 802 KKM and a Mazda bus with registration number SHK 684 XA.

He added that a total number of 13 people were involved in the accident which comprised of 12 men and one woman, saying that eight people got injured, all men while four persons died comprising three men and one woman.

Umar noted that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere while the deceased were deposited at FOS morgue, IPARA.

The sector commander described the crash as avoidable act, if caution was put in place, using common sense speed limit especially as it was raining.

He urged motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations especially on speed violation.

He commiserated with the family of the crash victims and also enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in Ogunmakin area of the state for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the crash scene.

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