Five persons have been reportedly killed in a fatal accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The accident, which occurred at about 9:30pm on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at a diversion axis shortly after the Sagamu interchange inbound Ibadan from Lagos, involved three vehicles, a Mazda Space bus, a DAF tanker and a Mercedes Benz truck.
The deceased according to a road traffic report made available by Commander Sulaiman H.O., Head of Operations (Hops1), Ogere Division of Ogun StateTraffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, were four from the Space bus (a male and four females) and one from the truck.
The Mazda bus driver, marked GGE 296 DC, was said to have recklessly overtaken the DAF tanker, resulting in a head-on collision with the Mercedes Benz truck with registration number FST 340 XW, Ibadan inbound Lagos.
All six victims of the accident were rushed to Idera Hospital in Sagamu, where five were certified dead and their corpses deposited in the hospital’s morgue.
On ground for the rescue operation were operatives of TRACE, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Fire and Safety Service , NUPENG/PTD and Police Area Command, Sagamu.
The three accidental vehicles have been taken to the Motor Traffic Department (MTD) of the Police in Sagamu.