No fewer than six persons were confirmed dead on Friday after two inter-state commuter buses collided on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
A white Mazda bus on its way from Lagos to Ibadan suddenly left its lane around Isara and was overtaking other vehicles when it collided with a Toyota bus heading to Lagos from Abuja around 8.30am.
Spokesperson for Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command, Route Commander Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in a statement.
She said: ”
FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC CRASH ON THE LAGOS – IBADAN EXPRESSWAY AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION ZONES BY ISARA AND OGERE WHICH LED TO THE DEATH OF SIX PEOPLE
At about 0830 this morning Friday 30 August 2019, along the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway around ISARA close to Ogere in Ogun State, a traffic crash involved two commercial buses that collided as a result of head on collision.
A total of 30 people were involved made up of 19Male Adults, 9Females Adult,1Male Child and another ,1Female Child.
The Peole injured in the crash were 24 comprising 16Male Adults ,6Female Adults , 1Male Child and ,1Female Child.
Unfortunately the crash led to the death of 6 people made up of 3Male Adults and ,3Female Adults.
The two Vehicles involved have the following details
1.Veh Reg: ABC932XJ
Veh make: TOYOTA
Veh model: BUS
Veh Color: WHITE
2. Veh reg : FST820XD
Veh make: MAZDA
Veh model: BUS
Veh colour: WHITE.
The fatal crash was caused by excessive speed and wrongful overtaking when the Mazda bus travelling from Lagos left it’s lane while overtaking and collided with the Toyota bus coming from Abuja which was travelling on the opposite direction of the Expressway.
The FRSC Rescue team rescued
11 injured victims to Victory Hospital Ogere, 6 other victims were rescued to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OSUTH) Sagamu.
The 7 other victims were rescued to Idera Hospital Sagamu for medical attention.
The corpses of the six passengers killed in the crash comprising three people made up of 1Male Adult and ,2Female Adults were deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital ( OSUTH), Sagamu Mortuary.
Another set of three killed passengers comprising 2Male Adults and ,1Female Adult were deposited at the FOS Ipara Morgue.
The Obstructions have been cleared to restore free flow of traffic.
The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele has commisorated with the families of the deceased victims and wished those injured quick recovery .
He has also informed members of the public to contact the FRSC Commands in either Ogere or Ogunmakin for details of the crash . They may also contact the aforementioned medical facilities for details of the incident.
The Sector Commander expressed sadness over the unfortunate crash as it was avoidable if only there was strict adherence to construction speed of maximum of 50 kilometers per hour and refraining from overtaking around construction zones.
The Sector Commander reiterates the need for motorists to note that the entire strech of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway remains a construction zone and motorists are once again advised to regard construction zones , especially diversion points as areas requiring extra caution with speed not exceding 50 kilometers per hour and where they should also refrained from overtaking to avoid this type of unfortunate crash.”