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Eight dead, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan road crash

Published by The Nation on Fri, 14 Jun 2019


AN accident involving multiple vehicles on Lagos-Ibadan expressway has left eightpersons, including a child, dead and a dozen others injured.The accident, which occurred on Wednesdayevening around 7:56p.m., involved sevenvehiclestwo hummer buses, three tankers,a truck and Toyota Sienna SUV car.Witnessesblamed the cause of the crash on recklessness driving, which led to a container falling on two commuter buses.In the ensuing commotion, other vehicles lostcontrol and rammed into each other, a witness said.The vehicles involved are LSR560XJ (Toyota Hummer bus), XD792EZA (TOYOTA Hummer bus), LND04XX (DAR Truck) and APP196BQ (ToyotaCorolla car).Read Also:Accident claims 8 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expresswayOthers are DED776XA (Tanker), APP248XT (Tanker) and ABC512ZV (ToyotaSienaSUV).The Route Commander, Florence Okpe, who is also the Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command, said those injured were evacuated to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, and FAMBIS Hospital, Mowe.The bodies of the dead, she added,were also deposited at the OOUTH Mortuary, Sagamu.Mrs. Okpe said the FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, has commiserated with the victims and advised the public, whose relatives travelled during the period, to contact the FRSC Commandsin Sagamu, Mowe orvisit the two hospitals.TheFRSCSector Commander advised motorists to note that the entire stretch of theLagos-Ibadan Expressway is still undergoing rehabilitation, enjoining them to observe the maximum speed of 50-kilometre per hour in compliance with the National Road Traffic Regulations 2004.
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