Monday, January 25, 2021

Three die, three injured in accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

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An accident involving two vehicles near Ishara-Ogere area of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway has claimed the lives of three men.

Three others were injured.

The crash involved a blue coloured Iveco Turbo truck marked LSR908XF and a Toyota Hiace bus registered as FST96XF.

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun State Sector Commander Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident in a statement by Florence Okpe, the route commander, Public Education and Enlightenment Unit, attributed the accident to route violation (driving against traffic) around the construction zone along the expressway.

Oladele, who said that the accident occurred on Monday night, added that the injured were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, while the deceased were deposited at a morgue in Ishara.

He advised motorists to avoid dangerous driving, noting that the rehabilitation on the Lagos -Ibadan and Ore-Ijebu Ode- Sagamu expressways, suspended during the Yuletide, had resumed.