Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10 Die As Young Shall Grow Driver Rams Into Stationary Truck Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

No fewer than 10 passengers died while seven others were reportedly injured when a commercial luxury bus rammed into a stationary truck at the Asese end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Mercedes Benz Marcopolo bus with number plate, SMK 867 XG, was said to be heading for Lagos from the South-East when the incident happened.

It reportedly rammed into an Iveco truck with number plate, AAA 193 XP, which was said to have developed a mechanical fault and was parked by the roadside without any caution sign to warn oncoming vehicles.

While nine persons died on the spot, the luxury bus’ motor boy, identified as Ifeanyi Eze, died at a private hospital where he was rushed to for treatment. A witness however says the accident was caused by the driver’s recklessness.