At least two persons have been killed in separate accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun State on Eid-el- Fitri Day.
Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, confirmed the incidents to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Oladele disclosed that one accident occurred around 4:52 am on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway at AP petrol station at Sagamu while the second crash occurred about 3:54pm on the same expressway at Ogumankin.
He said that the former accident, involving an Iveco truck marked KTU 565 XW, was as a result of speeding which led to a loss of control, adding that the accident involved three male adults,
According to Oladele, Two persons sustained injuries while one person died.
The FRSC boss explained that the injured and the dead were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
Oladele stated that the second crash involved a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number LND 626 XR .
He explained that the accident was caused by reckless driving and wrongful overtaking, adding that the bus hit the barrier and somersaulted.
Oladele added that the crash involved 17 persons, six males, eight females, and three children.
Six persons, he said, were injured while one female adult died in the accident.
He said that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, while the corpse of the dead victim was deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara.
Oladele advised motorists to drive cautiously, especially on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, which is currently undergoing rehabilitation.
“Motorists should, therefore, expect traffic to build up on the Lagos – Ibadan expressway and other corridors following the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri and with several motorists returning back to resume work,” he said.