The year is few hours from ending and many people cannot wait to welcome the new year.

But for five people traveling along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, sadly, they will not be part of that celebration.

Their lives were cut short in an accident that occurred along the dreaded expressway on Sunday.

Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, Clement Oladele said two vehicles and 18 persons were involved in the accident that resulted in the death of five persons, while 13 others sustained various degrees of injuries.

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The sector commander explained that a commercial bus with registration number MGD 129 ZF coming from Ibadan to Lagos lost control and veered off the road and collided with a trailer with registration number DDA 121 XA that was parked by the road side.

“The corpses of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary in Ipara General Hospital, while the survivors are also receiving treatment at Sagamu and Victory Hospital, Ogere,’’ he said.

Oladele said the driver of the commercial bus absconded immediately after the accident occurred.

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