Road accident claims two lives, injures others on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Two passengers have died in a multiple vehicle collision involving four vehicles along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, while eight more people have been injured in the late-night tragedy at the Danco gas station. 

The Ogun State Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Public Education Office and Chief Routes Commander Florence Okpe confirmed the Thursday incident in a statement.

“Officers at Sagamu Unit Command carried out a rescue operation late last night till this morning on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway around Danco petrol station,” she said.

“The crash which occurred late last night at about 22:25hrs, involved 04 vehicles with registration numbers as follows: JBD17ZY truck, SH1228 a Nissan bus NPF364ID Toyota Hilux a Howo truck with no registration number on it. A total of 10 persons were involved and eight persons were injured while two persons were recorded dead from the multiple crash.

She indicated that the probable reasons behind the numerous accidents were reckless driving and high speeds, resulting in a loss of control.

“The injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu for medical attention and the corpses were deposited at the same hospital morgue,” she added.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC Ogun Sector Command, Anthony Uga, expressed that the accident could have been prevented with proper caution. He also cautioned motorists against speeding, attributing the incident partially to inadequate lighting systems on certain vehicles.

Uga advised drivers to take necessary precautions considering the current weather conditions, particularly the reduced visibility caused by harmattan.

He extended his well wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured, conveyed sympathy to the families of the victims, and prayed for strength from God to support them.