By Olusegun Folarin
About five persons have been presumed dead while 8 people sustained varying degrees of injury in a crash that occurred on Lagos-Ibadan expressway around Fidiwo.
The crash which occurred at about two minutes to two O’clock in the afternoon involved a MAZDA BUS marked EKY582 YE MAZDA BUS and A Mercedes Benz Truck with no registration number on it.
The Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ogun Sector Command, Mrs Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in a statement in Abeokuta.
Mrs Okpe blamed the suspected causes of the fatal crash on Tyre bust, speed which led to loss of control on the part of the truck and crash with the bus while in motion.
She noted that the injured victims were taken to a private Hospital in Ogere and the corpses were deposited at the state General Hospital Isara.
Mrs Okpe pointed out that the sector commander, Mr Anthony Uga described the incident as unfortunate and advised motorists to pay more attention to their tyres and avoid the use of worn-out/expired Tyres.