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Three Dead In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident



The Commander of the Ogun State chapter, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has revealed that three persons have lost their lives while 14 others sustained injuries in two separate accidents along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday.

The Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, revealed this development in a statement released in Ota.

Oladele noted that the first involved two vehicles, a DAF Truck marked JHN 410 XA and a Mazda Bus marked KRD 290 XY. The accident occurred about 6.35 a.m. before Isara Bridge, near Ogere.

He further stated that three out of the twenty people involved died while 10 other sustained injuries.

“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at FOS Isara hospital morgue, Ogun, while five of the injured have also been taken to Victory Hospital.”

“Three other survivors were taken to Idera Hospital, while two other victims were taken to Sagamu General Hospital, Ogun for treatment,” he said.

He revealed that the accident was caused due to wrongful overtaking and speeding. Oladele added that the second accident happened about 2.35 p.m. at AP Turning, Lufape, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

He said nine people, including seven male adults and two female adults, were involved in the accident. He said that four persons were injured in the accident which affected three vehicles.

Oladele said the three vehicles include Peugeot 406 Saloon car marked EPE 89 FW, a Toyota Camry marked FST 311 XJ, and a Homo Truck with no registration number.

The FRSC boss said the accident was also caused by overspeeding.

“No death was recorded but the injured victims were rescued and taken to Famobis Hospital Lotto, near Mowe and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, for intensive treatments,” he said.

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