Three people die, nine others injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

Three people have been confirmed dead in an accident involving a Toyota Sienna and a Mack tipper around Onigaari along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.  

Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident saying the accident was caused by speeding and recklessness of the driver of the Sienna car marked MUS 932 FE which rammed into a stationary tipper. He said that 12 persons involved in the accident included 10 adults and two kids.

”I learnt the Sienna, a commercial vehicle loaded from Ibadan to Lagos when it suddenly lost control due to speeding and reckless driving and rammed into the stationary tipper parked by the road side,” he said.

Akinbiyi said that the injured victims were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, while the deceased were deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara, Remo. He commiserated with the families of the dead, while also enjoining motorists to avoid excessive speeding, especially during the raining season because of attendant challenges.