- Nine people on Saturday, October 26, lost their lives to two separate motor accidents that happened along Sagamu-Benin expressqway
- In the accidents which happened at two different times of the day, 12 people also sustained different levels of injuries
- The first accident involved a bus and a truck, while the second happened between a tanker and a passenger vehicle
Nine people lost their lives to a ghastly motor accident on Saturday, October 26, as 12 others sustained different levels of injuries in two separate accidents along Sagamu-Benin expressway.
Clement Oladele, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun state confirmed the incident to journalists of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.
The FRSC sector commander said that the first accident happened at 5:40am when the weather for the day was still unclear, while the second crash was at 8:20am on the same corridor of the road where first one happened.
Oladele said that seven people were affected in the first accident where six of them were males and one female.
The FRSC boss said that the second crash affected 19 people where 16 were females and three were male adults.
“The crash involved a white Mack tanker marked AGL 667 XX and a Toyota Hiace commuter bus coming from Okitipupa in Ondo state, with registration number KJA 534 XL .
“The accident was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control, which resulted into head-on collision.
“The commuter bus due to excessive speed could not manoeuvre the diversion point and in the process had head-on collision with the coming truck,” he said.
He therefore condoled with families of the victims as he encouraged them to visit the hospital they were taken to so has to get more details of the accidents.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that no fewer than three persons lost their lives in an accident involving a Toyota Sienna and a Mack tipper around Onigaari area of Ogun state on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The spokesperson for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident on Monday, September 2.
It was gathered that Akinbiyi said the accident was caused by over speeding and recklessness of the driver of the Sienna car marked MUS 932 FE which rammed into a stationary tipper.
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