Determined efforts of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun to curb reckless driving in the new year suffered a setback on Wednesday as three persons died in a lone accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Sector Commander, Mr. Ahmed Umar, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Ota, said 17 other persons also sustained various degrees of injuries in the crash.
Umar explained that the lone accident involved a Ford bus marked GGE 574 Y with 20 people comprising six male adults and 14 female adults.
The sector commander said the crash occurred at about 1.30 p.m. around Sandrete on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
He said that a total of 17 people comprising five male adults and 12 female adults were injured, while three persons – a male and two female adults – died in the accident.
“The bodies of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of FOS Hospital, Ipara, Ogun, while the survivors are receiving treatment at Victory Hospital, Ogere,” he told newsmen.
Umar who attributed the cause of the accident to tyre burst and excessive speeding cautioned motorists against speed violation and advised them to always check their tyres to know the expiration dates.
He however commiserated with the families of the crash victims and enjoined them to contact the FRSC office in Ogunmakin for more information about the crash.