Again! 6 die, 12 injured on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident on Christmas day


No fewer than six persons were confirmed dead while 12 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Toyota hiace bus and Iveco trailer opposite ELANLAN construction zone on Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday.

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

Umar stated that the crash occurred at 3:20am

He added that the suspected causes of the crash were road obstruction, excessive speed and loss of control on the part of the trailer driver.

The sector commander explained that 12 people sustained injuries while six persons died .

He said that the two vehicles involved included a Toyota hiace bus marked MK A567 XZ and an Iveco trailer with registration number XF 854 KTN .

The FRSC boss noted that the injured victims were taken to different hospitals , saying some taken to Lagos State Accident and Emergency Unit, Ojota, some to Divine touch hospital, Ibafo and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

Umar stated that the deceased were deposited at Idera Mortuary sagamu .

“A total sum of N127,900 was recovered from the crash scene,” he said.

The sector commander advised motorists to drive cautiously and always obey rules and regulations.

He said people should contact FRSC Ibafo out post for more information about the crash.

OgunToday reports that Seven persons were confirmed dead while seven others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Mercedes Benz luxury bus at Ososa bridge on the Sagamu- Benin expressway on Saturday at 12: 20am


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