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3 die, 2 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

3 die, 2 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash
Written by Maritime First

… As TRACE cautions motorists against reckless driving at yuletide***

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun command, on Friday confirmed the death of three persons in an accident that involved two vehicles around the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway interchange.

The Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Ahmed Umar, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the newsmen in Ota, Ogun, said two others sustained various degrees of injuries.

Umar explained that the unfortunate accident, which occurred at about 7. 02 a.m. involved four male adults and a lady waiting by the roadside to board a vehicle.

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He said the lady, who was hit by one of the vehicles involved in the accident, died instantly.

He explained that in the course of making a U-turn at interchange on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, a Lexus ‘Tokunbo,’ used vehicle, with no registration number rammed into a Toyota Tundra pick-up with registration number AGL 254HB.

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

The Sector Commander, who blamed the accident on speeding and dangerous driving, cautioned motorists against speed violation and other critical offences, especially with the increase in vehicular movement at this period.

He also commiserated with the families of the crash victims and enjoined them to contact the FRSC Sagama command for more information about the crash.

 

In the meantime, The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has cautioned motorists against driving recklessly on the newly fixed sections of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

TRACE urged motorists to reduce speed to prevent mishaps during the yuletide.

The Owode-Ijako Unit Commander of TRACE, Mrs. Temitope Oseni, gave the admonition in an interview with the newsmen on Friday in Ota, Ogun.

Oseni urged motorists to drive cautiously and reduce their speed as most opened sections of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway would experience the free flow of traffic as they would be more motorable.

“The roads are prone to accident if motorists are not careful.

“They need to consider other road users and slow down at areas where markets are located on the axis of the expressway,” she said.

The unit commander said that TRACE personnel would be on 24 hours patrol, to ensure sanity and quick response to accidents on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Oseni appealed to motorists to cooperate with TRACE personnel and other traffic agencies to achieve accident-free movements during the yuletide.

She implored them to also adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations during the festive season, adding that only the living could celebrate.

 

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