Sunday, April 11, 2021

Accident claims 4 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Four persons were confirmed dead on Monday in an early morning accident involving a Mazda bus and a Daf truck around Saapade bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Ahmed Umar, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

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Mr Umar said that the accident occurred at 2:50am and was caused by route violation and dangerous driving.

He explained that the truck driver drove wrongfully against traffic and had a head-on collision with the Mazda bus.

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The FRSC boss added that six people were involved in the accident which comprised of five male adults and one female adult, saying that four persons died which comprised of three male adults and one female adult.

“The accident involved a Daf truck marked AGL 813 XX  and a Mazda bus with registration number FDY 265 XA,” he said.

Mr Umar explained that the deceased had been deposited at FOS mortuary in Ipara.

The sector commander described the crash as avoidable, saying that it occurred in an accident prone area and required utmost care while driving within the axis.

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He commiserated with the families of the victims of the crash and enjoined them to contact FRSC command Ogere for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene.

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The FRSC boss advised the motoring public to drive cautiously, avoid route violation and obey traffic rules and regulations.


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