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Four dead, eight injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

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

The sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, who confirmed the accident today, said that the accident occurred at 8:45pm on Saturday, June 11, 2023.

Umar explained that the accident was caused by speed and loss of control on the part of the bus driver, who  allegedly rammed into the stationary truck.

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

Umar added that a total number of 13 people were involved in the accident. The victims comprised 12 men and one woman.




     

     

    Eight men were injured, while four persons, comprising three men and one woman, died.

    The FRSC official noted that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, while the deceased were deposited at the FOS morgue, Ipara.

    While urging motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations, especially on speed violation, he described the crash as an avoidable act if the bus driver had been cautious and sensible on speed limits, especially as it was raining.

    He commiserated with the family of the crash victims and also enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in the Ogunmakin area of the state for details of the crash, and to reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the crash scene.

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    Nurudeen Akewushola is an investigative reporter and fact-checker with The ICIR. He believes courageous in-depth investigative reporting is the key to social justice, accountability and good governance in society. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 on Twitter.

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