Tragic accident claims 10 on Lagos-Ibadan express way



At least 10 people have died in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The accident involving a Mack truck and a Toyota Hiace bus occurred in the Oniworo area.



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


Umar further explained that the accident occurred at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Umar added that the accident was caused by road obstruction on the part of the trailer and also excessive speed and loss of control on the part of the driver of the bus.


He explained that the Toyota bus marked KLD 539 XA lost control and ran into the truck with no registration number at the rear.


He said: “A total of 19 people were involved in the crash which comprised 13 male adults and six female adults.


“Two male adults sustained injuries while seven male adults, two female adults and one female child died in the accident.”


Umar stated that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention while the deceased were deposited at the Ipara morgue.


The sector commander urged motorists to always put on the headlamp when the weather is poor. He cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, to always display caution signs whenever there is a breakdown on the road.