Car crushes 3 motorcycle riders to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident


A Toyota Corolla car has crushed three motorcycle (Okada) riders to death at Arepo bus stop on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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

According to Umar, the incident occured at 12:30pm.

Umar explained that the accident was caused by excessive speed which led to loss of control on the part of the Toyota Corolla car which ran into the motorcycles at the bus stop waiting to pick passengers.

He stated that eight people which comprised of seven men and one woman were involved in the accident, saying that four people were injured while one person was unhurt.

He explained that three men who were motorcycle riders were killed in the unfortunate accident.

The FRSC boss added that a Toyota Corolla marked FKJ 848 FH, a Bajaj motorcycle marked WDE 184 UP , two other motorcycles with registration numbers SGM 404 VL and DED 802 VC and another unregistered motorcycle were involved in the incident.

He said that the injured victims were taken to Beachland Hospital, Arepo and ROA Hospital Arepo , while the two of the deceased were taken by the Hausa community at Arepo for burial.

He added that the remaining dead person was taken to Divine Touch Hospital morgue in Arepo.

The sector commander reiterated on speed violation while advising motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations.


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