4 persons dead, 8 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident


Four persons died while eight others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident involving an articulated vehicle and a Mazda bus at Foursquare in Ogunmakin axis on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ogunmakin is located at Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun.

Mr. Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday, said that the accident occurred at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Umar explained that the accident was caused by excessive speed and loss of control by the bus driver who rammed at the stationed truck.

The sector commander explained that the crash involved a CNHTC vehicle marked XA 802 KKM and a Mazda bus with registration number SHK 684 XA.

He added that 13 people were involved in the accident which comprised 12 men and a woman, saying that eight people got injured, all men, while four persons died comprising three men and one woman.

Umar noted that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere while the corpses were deposited at FOS morgue, Ipara.

The sector commander described the crash as an avoidable act, if caution had been taken, using common sense speed limits, especially as it was raining.