Eight individuals died today in an accident involving a white Toyota Hiace bus and a blue mack truck opposite Wichtech Roofing and Pipes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, public relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the news agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. He explicit that the accident was caused by rushing and wrongful passing on the part of the bus.
He said that seven of the passengers within the bus with registration number-313 YX died on the spot whereas the eighth person died at the hospital.
“10 persons were involved in the accident 5 male and 5 female. 5 male and 2 female died on the spot whereas one female died at the hospital. The suspected explanation for the crash was a rushing commercial bus from Lagos to Benin that lost control and rammed into the truck with registration number MUS-730 XN traveling ahead. we have a tendency to additionally learned that the passengers on the bus just came in from Spain and had chattered the bus to require them to begin town,” he said.
The TRACE spokesperson explained that the dead had been deposited at the mortuary of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, whereas the injured were also within the same hospital. Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), also confirmed the incident.