Two die, two injured as bus runs into truck on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


.Scene of the accident

Less than 72 hours after a fatal accident claimed four lives, while nine others suffered injuries on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, another fatal accident has claimed two lives while two others suffered varying degrees of injury along the same corridor on Monday.

Traffic report from the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps indicated that the accident involved a commercial Toyota Hiace bus with number plate GME 841XC and a waste disposal truck with number plate KSF 320 XY, and it occurred at Mowe axis. The bus was travelling towards Ibadan.

The Public Relations Officer, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi said the driver of the commercial bus carrying 18 passengers was speeding and it ran into the stationary truck which parked due to mechanical problem.

He said one passenger died in the commercial bus while a wheelbarrow pusher was equally killed as the vehicle hit him before ramming into the truck.

Akinbiyi said, “According to eyewitness account, the crash occurred on the outward section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, when a commercial bus fully loaded with 18 passengers due to excessive speed rammed into a stationary waste truck, which developed a mechanical problem.

“One of the passengers in the bus died on the spot, while the other victim was a wheelbarrow pusher who was caught in the unfortunate circumstances around the axis.”

The TRACE spokesman said the corpses of the victims had been released to their kinsmen while the injured had been taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital,Sagamu. It was a joint operation by  the personnel of the TRACE, police, Ogun State Ambulance and Emergency Services and the Federal Road Safety Corps.

While TRACE commiserates with the family of the dead victims, it warned drivers to avoid  speeding in view of its attendant consequences.







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