Four die in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident



Uba Group

No fewer than four persons were confirmed dead on the spot, while 11 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a lone accident which occurred along the Lagos – Ibadan expressway on Sunday.

The accident, which happened at Aiyetoro Village, near Mowe and Ibafo in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, involved a FOTON commercial bus with registration number AGL 989 YA.

It was gathered that the Lagos-bound commercial bus, which loaded its passengers from Ibadan in Oyo State, had 15 persons onboard and was on a top speed when one of the rear tyres burst, thereby forcing the vehicle to summersault before landing into a ditch.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident, explained that the driver of the FOTON bus, a woman and two other male passengers died instantly, while the 12 other injured passengers were rescued and taken to a private hospital in the area by the combined efforts of TRACE personnel, operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps, as well as those of the State’s Ambulance and Emergency Services.