Two Die, Several Injured In Mishap Along Lagos-Ibadan Express



Two persons died yesterday while four others sustained various degrees of injury in a lone accident involving a commercial bus around Fidiwo on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson for Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi explained that the accident, which occurred around 11:20 a.m, was caused by speeding and loss of control by the driver.

He noted that the vehicle, marked YEE 202 XA, skidded off the road and somersaulted into a swampy ditch. The traffic official added that seven persons were involved in the accident, comprising two men, four women, and a girl. Two women died on the spot.

“According to eyewitnesses, the driver was on excessive speed before he suddenly lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle skidded off the road and somersaulted into a ditch with two female passengers on board the Sharon space bus dying on the spot,” he said.

He, however, noted that the agency was yet to ascertain if the kid’s mother was among the dead. He commiserated with the relatives of the deceased, calling on motorists to avoid speeding to stay alive.

This is coming a day after an accident, which involved a diesel-laden tanker, a Volvo truck and a Toyota car at Mobalufon, Ijebu-Ode on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway claimed one life. The accident was caused by the driver of the Volvo truck marked APP-595 XW, who drove against traffic.

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