17 dead, 23 injured in Lagos-Ibadan highway accidents

A total of 17 people were killed and 23 injured over two days in separate accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. On Friday, seven people were killed and nine others were injured in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a truck on the Ogunmakin axis of the expressway. The accident came a day after six people were killed and one was injured in the Kara area of ​​the expressway. A few hours earlier, a Toyota Hiace bus caught fire, killing four people and injuring 13 others in the Fidiwo area of ​​Ogunmakin. last accident The latest accident, on Friday, involved a Mazda bus with registration number LSR 696 XS and a truck with registration number T-4889 LA. FRSC Ogun Sector Commander Ahmed Umar blamed the accident on speeding and loss of control by the bus driver, causing him to crash into the moving truck in front of him. “A total of 16 people, 15 of them adult males, were involved in the accident. “Five men were injured while six men and one woman died in the mishap,” he said. ALSO READ: Six die in second car crash on Lagos-Ibadan highway on Wednesday Mr. Umar said that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, Ogun, for treatment, while the deceased were placed in the FOS morgue in Ipara, also in Ogun. The sector commander described the crash as avoidable if the bus driver had not accelerated excessively on the slippery road as it was raining at the time of the accident. Mr. Umar sympathized with the families of the victims of the accident and also asked them to contact the FRSC command in the Ogunmakin area for details and to recover the victims’ belongings recovered from the scene. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; 17 dead, 23 injured in Lagos-Ibadan highway accidents