Five persons were confirmed dead in a multiple accident around Sagamu interchange diversion area on the Lagos -Ibadan expressway.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson , Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday .
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 9:30am and it involved a Mazda space bus marked GGE 296 DC , a Daf tanker with no registration number and a Benz truck marked FST 340 XW.
He noted that the accident was caused by reckless driving, wrongful overtaking on the part of the space bus driver.
He added that eight people were involved in the accident which comprised of five male adults and three female adults ,saying that two male adults and three female adults died from the accident.
“According to eyewitness account the crash was caused by the Mazda Space Bus due to wrongful overtaking and reckless driving.
“We learnt from the eyewitness that the space bus and the tanker were inbound Ibadan from Lagos along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway at the diversion axis after Sagamu interchange.
“In an attempt to overtake a truck infront of it had an head-on collision with another truck coming from Ibadan inbound Lagos which kicked it under the tanker before veering into the bush killing 5 people on the spot.
“One from the truck (motor boy) and four from the space bus, including the driver.
“The tanker driver ran away while the driver of the truck is recuperating at Idera Hospital, Sagamu.
“The accidented vehicles has been taken to the Area Police Command, Sagamu,” he said.
Akinbiyi condoled with the families of the deceased, while calling on motorists to avoid reckless and wrongful overtaking at diversion and construction zones, saying they should maintain the 50k/ph speed limit.
He stated that the Injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu while the deceased were deposited at same hospital morgue.