Early morning accident claims 6 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway


 No fewer than six persons were confirmed dead while one other sustained injuries in an accident involving a truck and a Honda pilot jeep  around Ogere on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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

According to Umar, the incident happened around 7am and was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the jeep driver.

The sector commander explained that eight male adults and one female adult were involved in the accident, saying that five  male and one female died.

Umar stated that the Honda pilot marked LSR 525 FY was on excessive speed, lost control and rammed into the  moving truck with registration number KRV 716 ZV. 

He added that the only injured victim was taken to Idera Hospital, Ogere for medical attention, while the deceased  were deposited at  FOS Morgue, Ipara. 

The sector commander advised  motoring public to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and also avoid dangerous driving,  excessive speed and wrongful overtaking. 

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