Road Accident In Ogun State Claim Five Lives

By Chinenye Festus:-
The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ogun State, on Thursday, confirmed a road crash on the Sagamu Interchange end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which claimed five lives, while others sustained injuries.
The Spokesperson for the Traffic Corps Babatunde Akinbiyi said the crash involved three vehicles: a Mazda space bus, a tanker, and a truck, blaming the accident on reckless driving and wrongful overtaking.
“We learnt from the eye witness account that the Space Bus and tanker were inbound Ibadan from Lagos along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at the diversion axis after Sagamu interchange when in an attempt to overtake a truck in front of it had a head-on collision with another truck coming from Ibadan,” he said.
“Five people died on the spot including the driver, two injured while another one was rescued.”
While the tanker driver was said to have fled the accident scene, the driver of the truck is recuperating at a private hospital in Sagamu.
Akinbiyi while urging motorists to avoid reckless and wrong overtaken especially at diversion and construction zones, condole with families of the deceased.
He also admonished drivers to maintain the 50kph speed limit.

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