BY RAYMOND OSHO
LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY – Three persons have been confirmed dead while six others sustained injuries in a fatal accident, involving a Mazda bus marked FUF 109 ZD along Lagos -Ibadan expressway.
Among the victims of the accident were a toddler and a 6- year-old girl.
The spokesperson of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 2:05pm, saying that it was caused by tyre burst which resulted into the bus summersaulting.
“Six persons comprising four female and two male got injured while a toddler, a 6-year-old girl and another female died in the accident.
”It was learnt the commercial bus was coming from Kwara State inbound Lagos when it had a tyre burst due to excessive speeding with a female toddler loosing her life immediately while a 6-year-old girl and another female died later at Idera Hospital, Sagamu,” he said.
The TRACE spokesman stated that the injured victims were also receiving treatment at Idera Hospital, Sagamu.
He added that the deceased would be taken to Fakoya Private morgue in Sagamu.
“TRACE corps commiserate with the family of the deceased while admonishing motorists to please desist from over-inflating and under-inflating their tyres as well as excessive speeding, especially at diversion and construction zones because of its attendant consequences,” he said.