13 dead, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

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Accident Truck crushes 2 to death

At least 13 people have died in an accident that occurred along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday.

12 other persons were also injured in the fatal crash which happened opposite Wichtech Roofing and Pipes, outbound Lagos.

The accident happened around 4pm, involving an unregistered waste disposal Volvo truck, and a commercial Mazda bus, marked APP 28 YE.

According to an eyewitness, the commercial bus driver wrongly overtook an ongoing vehicle on motion, lost control and rammed into the broken down waste disposal truck.

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The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the report through its spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi.

Akinbiyi told newsmen that “the commercial bus was coming from Lagos, when it overtook the vehicle at its front wrongly, before ramming into a vehicle stationary at the road side, killing nine persons in the vehicle on the spot.

“The remaining four victims died at Idera Hospital, where they were rescued by TRACE and FRSC officials.

“And that’s why TRACE Corps will continue to insist that the road side is not a mechanic workshop where cars should be parked or repaired for whatever fault because of its attendant consequences.”

Akinbiyi commiserated with the families of the deceased victims.