Nine die, seven injured in Lagos-Abeokuta road crash

In an early-morning collision on Tuesday, the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway at the Kere bridge in the Ewekoro LGA, Ogun State, claimed nine lives and injured seven more.

A truck and a Mazda bus with the license plate SMK 808 YD were involved in the collision.

The truck and the Mazda bus collided head-on as a result of the accident, which was attributed to speeding too much and a route violation.

This information was revealed in a statement provided to journalists on Tuesday by Florence Okpe, the spokeswoman for the Federal Road Safety Corps’ (FRSC) Ogun State Sector Command.

According to Okpe, the deceased’s remains have been placed in Lantoro Hospital in Abeokuta, while the injured have been transported to General Hospital in Ijaye.

A portion of the announcement says, “The deadly collision happened on the Lagos-Abeokuta road at around 0800 hours. There were seven male adults, nine female adults, and one female participant in all.

“A total of 07 Persons were injured, 05 female adults, 01 male adult and 01 female child but unfortunately 09 persons were recorded dead from the crash ( 05 male adults and 04 female adults)”

“2 vehicles were involved; Truck with no registration number black colour, a white colour Mazda bus with registration number SMK808YD

“The suspected causes of the fatal crash were over-speeding and one-way (Route violation) that led to head on collision of the two vehicles. The injured victims were taken to General Hospital Ijaye while the dead bodies were deposited at Lantoro Hospital/ General Hospital Ijaye Abeokuta”.

However, Anthony Uga, the FRSC’s Ogun Sector Commander, has issued a warning to drivers about route violations and excessive speeding, highlighting the risks connected to these two serious offenses.

Additionally, Uga counseled drivers to follow traffic laws and guidelines.

The Sector Commander has expressed sympathy to the crash victims’ families and asked God to give them the strength to cope with their irreversible loss.

According to the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, an articulated vehicle crushed a man to death at Toll-Gate on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway last month, injuring three other people.

The South-West Area Commander of TRACEC, Mr Adekunle Ajibade, told journalists in Ota, Ogun state that the incident occurred at about 5:06 am.

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