The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety (FRSC) Ogun, Mr Clement Oladele state has confirmed that about 43 people were involved, 12 persons which included five female and seven male were injured while eight persons which included one female, six male, and a child died in an auto crash along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the accident, which occurred around 7:56 p.m. on Wednesday on the expressway, involved a Toyota bus marked LSR 560 XJ, Mazda bus marked XD 792 EZA , Toyota Sienna marked ABC 512 ZV and Toyota Camry marked APP 196 RQ.
Other vehicles are an Iveco tanker with registration number DED 776 XA, Daf tanker marked APP 248 XT and Daf container with registration number LND 04 XX.
Mr. Clement Oladele explained that the accident was caused by excessive speeding, reckless driving and loss of control on the part of one of the vehicles which led to a container fallen off from its hook on two buses.
“From investigations, it was learned that the unfortunate fatal crash was caused by speeding, reckless driving and loss of control on the part of one of the vehicles which led to a container fallen off from its hook on two buses.
“Other vehicles rammed into each other in the process, in an attempt to escape from the scene.
He noted that the injured victims were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu and Fambis Hospital, Mowe.
Oladele said that the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) mortuary, Sagamu.
He advised motorists to note that the entire stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is still undergoing rehabilitation.
He also cautioned them to observe the maximum speed limit of 50km per hour in compliance with the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2004.