At least three persons died on Sunday in a ghastly road accident on the Fidiwo bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The Ogun State command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen, noting that six males and three female adults sustained injuries from the incident.
A total of 14 persons, nine male (adults), four female adults and one male child, were all involved in the incident.
“A total of three persons were recorded dead, one male adult, one female adult and one male child.
Two vehicles were involved in the crash, a Nissan car with registration number LSR377BL and a Toyota Sienna bus marked ABJ24XV,” the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, said.
Okpe suspected that the accident happened due to overspeeding as the tyre of the vehicle reportedly burst, causing the driver to lose control of his wheels.
“The Nissan car driver, while speeding, had a tyre bust. It lost control and rammed into the sienna vehicle,” she said.
Okpe added that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital in Ogere, while the bodies of the deceased were deposited at the State Hospital, Isara.
On his part, the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, while commiserating with the victims’ families, advised motorists always to do what he called “vehicle parade” by checking the vehicle tyres, engine’s light and others before embarking on any trip.
He kicked against speed violations among motorists, urging them to obey traffic regulations.