Saturday, August 31, 2019

Six die, 24 injured in Lagos-Ibadan highway crash

At least six persons lost their lives on Friday in a head-on collision between two commercial buses at the Ogere end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

About 24 persons, including two children, also sustained varying degrees of injury in the crash.

City Round learnt that the accident, involving a white Toyota bus with the number plate, ABC 932 XJ and a Mazda bus marked, FST 820 XD, was caused by excessive speeding and dangerous overtaking.

It was gathered that the Mazda bus travelling from Lagos left its lane while overtaking and collided with the Toyota bus travelling on the opposite direction of the expressway. The Toyota bus was reportedly coming from Abuja.

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Clement Oladele, said the crash occurred around 8.30am.

He said the crash would have been avoided if motorists had strictly adhered to construction speed of maximum of 50 kilometers per hour and refrained from overtaking around construction zones.