Two Dead, Many Injured In Multiple Accidents On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps says two persons died, while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries after...

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps says two persons died, while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries after a multiple accident in Isara area, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The state’s Sector Commandant of the Corp, Mr. Clement Oladele, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria  in Ota, on Sunday.
Oladele said that the accident happened at about 8.30 a.m. on Saturday, adding that it involved a truck and six other vehicles along Isara area, Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

He explained that the six vehicles rammed into a truck belonging to Buildwell Company that got stuck at Straigate Isara area while trying to enter the company.

Oladele listed the vehicles involved to include: Toyota bus with registration number XR516KG; Toyota bus with registration number KUJ 186 XB; Nissan Truck with registration number KJA 785XN; Toyota car with registration number LSD 435 FK; Kia car with registration number LND 866 BA; and Layland Truck with registration number KUJ 345 XB.

The FRSC boss attributed the accident to wrongful overtaking and excessive speed.

The sector commandant said that 35 persons were involved, while two persons died and nine others sustained various degrees of injuries.

“The corpses of victims were deposited at FOS morgue, Ipara, Ogun State, while the survivors are receiving intensive care at the Victory Hospital, Ogere, Ogun State,” he said.

Oladele said that the obstruction had been cleared by FRSC personnel with support from sister agencies to ease the free flow of traffic in the area.

The sector commander, however, advised motorists to be cautious and adhere to 50km per hour rule while plying construction zones.

He further advised passengers to caution their drivers, saying those not adhering to the stated rule should be promptly reported to the FRSC through its toll-free number 122.

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