2 Die 15 Injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident


Two persons were confirmed dead while 15 others sustained injuries when a speeding DAF truck overturned at a diversion point along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday.

The vehicle travelling towards Lagos, traffic report indicated was loaded with bags of onions and passengers when the incident occurred around Eldorado axis on the expressway.

The accident which occurred around 6.30am led to a gridlock, as the truck emptied the onions and passengers on the road. The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi , who confirmed the incident, gave the number plate of the truck as RBH 214 XA.

He said, “According to eyewitness account, as the vehicle was approaching the diversion bend, the driver lost control, probably as a result of speed.
” It oveturned in the process, spilling all the onions it was carrying on the road, together with the 17 passengers atop the truck.

“Two of the passengers died on the spot while 15 others were injured..
“The rescue agencies at the scene of the crash were the TRACE, Police, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and JBN.”

He commiserated with the families of the deceased and warned drivers to reduce their speed while approaching
diversion and construction zones in view of its attendant consequences.

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