A lone accident at Awowo on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway has left 5 persons injured and also caused the death of a twelve years old girl.
While confirming the incident to NAN, the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the accident, which occurred at about 1: 45pm, involved a Nissan Murano with registration number FST 764 HB coming from Lagos and inbound Abeokuta.
The spokesman attributed the accident to excessive speed which led to the jeep losing control and somersaulting.
“Six people were involved in the accident, two male adults, two kids and two female adults.
” We learnt the vehicle was inbound Abeokuta from Lagos when the accident happened around Awowo axis on the old Lagos -Abeokuta Expressway.
“Due to the speed, the driver lost control while approaching the bend along the axis and then somersaulted. The girl died on the spot,” he said.
Naija News understands that the injured victims were taken to a private hospital at Papalanto due to the ongoing strike at the General Hospital while the corpse was deposited at the morgue of Ifo General Hospital.
Mr. Akinbiyi urged drivers to approach bends and high hills with save speed to avoid accidents.