No fewer than five people were yesterday confirmed dead in a multiple accident that occurred along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Our correspondent gathered that the accident occurred at Ogere along the road at about 9.00 in the morning.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun State Command Public Education Officer, Florence Okpe who confirmed the accident said 18 people including nine male adults, three female adults and 6 male children were involved in the crash.
According to FRSC officer, 13 people consisting of six male adults, two female adults and five male children sustained severe injuries.
She said five people including three male adults, one female adult and one male child died in the accident.
Okpe explained that the accident involved two vehicles; Mazda bus (white colour) with registration number DAD 121 XA and MAN truck (red colour) with registration number MGD 129 ZF.
While describing the accident as fatal, she identified dangerous driving, speed violation as major causes of auto crash
She said the commercial bus driver traveling from Ibadan to Lagos lost control and could not control the speed of his bus and veered off the road to collide with a trailer parked off the highway.
Immediately the incident happened, she said the driver of the commercial bus ran away .
According to her, “A man hunt has been made to arrest the driver and charge him for dangerous driving leading to the death of some of his passengers.
“The injured victims have been taken to OSUTH, Sagamu and Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention, while the corpses of the dead passengers were deposited at Ipara mortuary.
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