Six persons have been confirmed dead while several others have been left with various degrees of injuries after two commercial buses collided along Isara – Ogere stretch of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway.
Naija News gathered that the accident involved a Toyota bus with the number plate “ABC932XJ” and a Mazda bus with number plates “FST820XD.”
The accident was reported to have occurred when the Mazda bus veered off its lane and collided with the Toyota bus coming from Abuja.
While confirming the accident, the Route Commander, Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) of the Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe, attributed the fatal crash to “excessive speed and wrongful overtaking.”
Okpe narreted that the Mazda bus travelling from Lagos perilously left its lane while overtaking another vehicle and collided with the Toyota bus coming from Abuja which was travelling on the opposite direction of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.
While giving a detailed analysis of the crash, Okpe said: “A total of 30 people were involved made up of 19 male adults, nine female adults, one male child and another female child.
“The people injured in the crash were 24 comprising 16 male adults, female adults, a male child and a female child.
“Unfortunately the crash led to the death of six people made up of three male adults and three female adults.
“The FRSC rescue team rescued 11 injured victims and took them to Victory Hospital Ogere, six other victims were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OSUTH) Sagamu.
“Seven other victims were taken to Idera Hospital Sagamu for medical attention.”