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Lone accident kills 3 on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

INSECURITY: Road traffic accident kills 10, injures 45 in Zamfara
Written by Maritime First

…As 2 die in road crash, 12 others injured in Zamfara***

The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday said that three persons died while three others sustained injuries in an accident that involved a vehicle around Lufuape, near AP Turning Point, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Mr Clement Oladele, Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, said in Ota, Ogun, that the lone accident happened at about 3.47 p.m. on Friday.

Oladele explained that a Toyota Hummer Bus, with registration number KSF 272 XM,lost control due to speeding and rammed into road divider of the construction area.

According to him, 17 persons comprising of four male adults, 10 female adults and three children were involved in the accident which led to the death of two female adults and a female child.

“The corpse of the victims have been deposited at the morgue, Idera Hospital, Sagamu while the survivors are also receiving treatment at the same hospital,” he said.

The FRSC boss advised motorists to desist from speeding and adhere strictly to 50km per hours at construction zones to avoid unnecessary lost of lives and property.

In the meantime,  the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zamfara State Command has confirmed the death of two people in a road accident which also left 12 other people with various degrees of injury.

Also read:  2 die, 4 injured in road accident in Ogun

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, Yasir Shehu, who gave the confirmation, said that the accident happened on the Gusau-Futuwa road in the early hours of Saturday.

Shehu added that the crash involved three vehicles – a Honda, a Nissan bus, and Golf.

The spokesman for the command said that a total of 14 male adults were involved in the accident.

The PRO, who attributed the incident to over-speeding and wrongful overtaking, said that all the injured persons had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Gusau for treatment.

He then warn motorists against dangerous driving including wrongful overtaking and over-speeding as “those are the major causes of road crashes”.


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