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Accident claims five passengers in Ogun

By NewsDesk, with agency report

No fewer than five passengers were reportedly killed in a ghastly motor accident at Sagamu Interchange end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

It was gathered that the accident which occurred last night was allegedly caused by a bus driver after overtaking a truck without proper caution and had a head collision with an oncoming truck from Ibadan.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ogun State, Babatunde Akinbiyi, explained that the accident involved three vehicles including a Mazda space bus, a tanker, and a truck.

Through a statement released to newsmen, Akinbiyi identified reckless driving and wrongful overtaking as the preliminary cause of the accident.

“We learnt from the eye witness account that the Space Bus and tanker were inbound Ibadan from Lagos along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at the diversion axis after Sagamu interchange when in an attempt to overtake a truck in front of it had a head-on collision with another truck coming from Ibadan.

“Five people died on the spot including the driver, two injured while another one was rescued,” the statement read.

He revealed that the tanker driver was said to have fled the accident scene and the driver of the truck was recuperating at a private hospital in Sagamu.

 

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