Three die in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

Three people lost their lives in the early hours of Saturday around Mowe on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The accident was attributed to a container that fell off a truck with number plate T-1563 LA and trapped the three victims said to be occupants of a Howo truck without number plate.

The crash, according to a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, was also blamed on dangerous driving leading to loss of control.

The FRSC rescue team was said to have tried to save the lives of the victims; the driver and two passengers but the trio could not make it due to the impact of the injury and their remains were said to have been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu.

The statement partly read, “The FRSC operatives at Mowe carried out rescue operation at about 0107 hrs on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway around Mowe involving two vehicles (trucks) with registration number T-15636LA Bluebird and a HowoTruck with no number on it

“Three persons were involved, all male adults, and they were all killed by the container that fell and rested on the occupants of the HOWO truck. The suspected cause of the crash was dangerous driving and loss of control.

“The operatives tried to rescue the trapped victims but unfortunately the driver and two other people in front of the vehicle died. The dead bodies were taken to Idera Morgue, Sagamu.

“A tow truck was contacted to pull off the truck to ease traffic flow and a crane was also contacted to remove the container off the road. Operatives are still on the ground managing the situation.”

Meanwhile, the FRSC advised motorists to drive defensively while ensuring that the interests of other road users are always taken care of to avoid accidents.

The agency urged drivers to always anticipate the actions of other road users, avoid dangerous driving and follow traffic rules and regulations at all times.