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Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi of Ogun TRACE

Three Die In Lagos-Ibadan Express Way Auto Crash, 14 Injured

By Raymond Osho

TRACE corps trying to remove remains of victims from scene of the accident

LAGOS-IBADAN ROAD: Three persons have been reportedly killed while 14 others injured in a ghastly motor accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday February 3, 2020.

According to the spokesman of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi who confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta said that the accident occurred around 7:15 am.

He stressed that the accident involved a Mazda bus marked AKD 53 XN travelling from Ibadan to Lagos and a Ford bus marked RGB 490 XA travelling from Lagos to Ikire in Osun state.

Akinbiyi added that the accident occurred at a diversion area on the expressway, where the vehicles collided due to speeding and reckless driving.

“The eyewitness account posited that the driver of the Ford bus coming from Lagos to Ikire was among the three dead victims while the other two were among the passengers in the Mazda bus,” the spokesman said.

The TRACE spokesman hinted that the three corpses were deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara.

According to him, the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere; State Hospital, Isara; and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

He however warned motorists to avoid excessive speed and reckless driving, most especially at diversion/construction areas because of its attendant consequences.

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