2 die, 6 injured on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident


Two persons were on Tuesday confirmed dead in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a motorcycle around new Kara market on the Lagos – Ibadan expressway. 

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Public Relations Officer,  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. 

Akinbiyi noted that the accident which occurred around 9 :30am  was caused by reckless driving and wrongful overtaking on the part of the driver of the bus. 

“Due to reckless driving, the bus marked AME 805 XA  hit the moving Bajaj motorcycle marked SGM 149 V , after that ,the bus  lost control and rammed into moving trailer from the rear. The trailer did not stop. 

“The bus was moving from Berger to Ibadan. 18 people were involved in the accident which comprises of 13 male and five female. 

“unfortunately, six people were injured while  two male adults,  one from the bus and another from the motorcycle died in the accident,” he said. 

  The TRACE spokesman explained that the Injured victims were  taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere,  Remo while  the deceased  were deposited at State Hospital mortuary,  Isara Remo.

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