9 Die, 7 Injured In Lagos-Abeokuta Express Crash

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Nine Die, Seven Injured In Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway Crash

About nine persons were confirmed dead while eight others sustained injuries in an accident involving a truck and a Mazda bus at Kere Bridge on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

Spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

Mrs Okpe said that the incident, which occurred at 8:00 a.m., was caused by speeding and route violation which led to head-on collision between the truck, without registration number and a bus, marked SMK 808 YD.

She stated that a total of 17 persons were involved, comprising seven men, nine women and one female

“Unfortunately, nine persons were recorded dead from the crash, comprising five men and four women,” she said.

The FRSC spokesperson said that the injured victims had been taken to the General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta while the deceased were deposited at the same hospital.

She further stated that the Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, cautioned motorists against route violation and speeding, noting the enormous dangers associated with the two offences.
He advised motorists to always adhere to traffic rules and regulations.


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