Transportation

Accident Claims Five Lives on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Five persons have died while two others sustained injury in a fatal crash that occurred on Iperu axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mrs Florence Okpe, who confirmed the incident in a statement in Abeokuta, said the crash occurred around quarter to nine this morning.

Mrs Okpe explained that the multiple crash involved a tanker marked UWN 279YT, a truck AAB 973ZY and two tricycles with registration numbers PKA 438 UN and LSD 566QF.

Attributing the cause of the crash to dangerous driving and excessive speed leading to loss of control, the FRSC Public Enlightenment Officer said four of the deceasedhad been deposited at the mortuary while the remains of another victim had been evacuated by the family.

She maintained that the State Sector Commander of the Corps, Mr Ahmed Umar had described the crash as avoidable and advised motorists to shun dangerous driving but to obey traffic rules and regulations.

Olusegun Folarin

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