- The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirms that two persons died in separate accident on Sallah day
- Clement Oladele, the sector commander of the FRSC in the state, gives deeper insights into the accidents and the casualty figure
- The sector commander advises motorists to be cautious while driving to avoid accidents
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has confirmed two persons dead in separate accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in the state on Eid-el- Fitri day.
Clement Oladele, the sector commander of the FRSC in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Wednesday, June 5.
According to Oladele, the first crash occurred around 4:52 am on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway at AP petrol station at Sagamu.
The sector commander said that the accident, which involved an Iveco truck marked KTU 565 XW, was as a result of excessive speeding which led to loss of control.
He added that the accident involved three male adults, adding that two persons sustained injuries while one person died.
He explained that the injured and the dead were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.
The second crash, according to him, occurred at about 3:54 pm on the same expressway at Ogumankin and it involved a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number LND 626 XR .
Oladele said that the accident was caused by reckless driving and wrongful overtaking, adding that the bus hit the barrier and summersaulted.
He explained that the crash involved 17 persons , six males, eight females and three children.
He said six persons were injured while one female adult died in the accident.
The FRSC boss said that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, while the corpse of the dead victim was deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara.
He advised motorists to drive cautiously, especially on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, which is currently undergoing rehabilitation.
“Motorists should therefore expect traffic to build up on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and other corridors following the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri and with several motorists returning back to resume work,” he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported how the commissioner for information in Lagos state, Kehinde Bamigbtan, narrowly escaped death on Sunday, May 12, following an accident that destroyed his car.
His driver survived the incident too. Bamigbetan, a former local government chairman appointed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode into his cabinet, however, sustained injuries.
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