Three die, two injured as van collide with car on Ijebu Ode-Benin-Ore Expressway

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The scene of the incident

Three persons including husband and wife reportedly died while two others were injured as a Volkswagen van whose driver allegedly drove against traffic rammed into a Toyota Camry at Old Road, Ajebandele axis along Ijebu-Ode-Benin Ore Expressway on Sunday.

Traffic report from the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps indicated that the couple died on the spot while their driver later died in the hospital where he was rushed to.

The sad in incident occurred at 9.35am.

Recall that this incident came less than 48 hours after 18 persons were burnt to death in another accident involving a tanker which collided with a commercial bus at Isara-Remo axis along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The driver of the truck also drove against traffic, ramming into bus on its rightful lane.

The Public Relations Officer, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi said in the latest accident the vehicles involved, Toyota Camry bore number plate APP 477 DY while the Volkswagen van bore number plate KTU 923 AJ.

He said the occupants of the Toyota Camry are reported to be returning from a party in Owo, Ondo State, to Lagos when the unfortunate incident happened.

Akinbiyi said, “According to the eyewitness, the Volkswagen van driver took one-way and collided with the Toyota Camry. Number of persons involved were four males and one female.

“The two injured victims were taken to J6 Clinic and the corpse were taken to the morgue at ijebu Ode General hospital.”

While the TRACE Corps commiserates with the families of the victims, it warned motorists to avoid route violation as well as speeding, in view of its attendant consequences.

 

 

 

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