Lagos-Ibadan Express: 2 Dead, 9 Injured In 2 Accidents
Two persons were on Tuesday confirmed dead in separate accidents at two locations on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
While the first accident, involving three vehicles, happened at the Danko filling station area on the expressway, the other accident occurred at the Redeemed Church Headquarters axis of the road.
One saloon car with registration number AKD 444 EM was involved in the first accident.
The other cars were a Sports Utility Vehicle, marked LSP 836 DL, and another saloon car with registration number LSD 822 BR.
The three vehicles were on their way to Lagos from Ibadan when the accident happened.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun, Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident, blamed it on drivers exceeding speed limits.
Oladele said four persons — one male and three females — were left injured in the accident and taken to Idera Hospital in Sagamu.
The remains of the deceased, a female, had been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH).
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In the other accident at the Redeemed Church of God axis of the expressway, one life was lost while five other persons were injured.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.
Akinbiyi said it involved a 14-seater commercial bus, with registration number DRZ 360 XA, which was heading to Lagos from Kano.
He said the vehicle hit a faulty crane by the roadside.
The TRACE PRO said the remains of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue of Fakoya hospital, while the vehicle was moved to the Mowe Police Station.