Six die, nine injured in auto crash along Lagos-Ibadan expressway
Six persons have been confirmed dead while nine others had various degrees of injuries on Tuesday in a ghastly accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, confirmed the incident in an interview with newsmen in Abeokuta, NAN reports.
Umar explained that the accident which occurred around 11:53am, was caused by the driver of the truck marked FZE 376 DI who lost control of his vehicle and hit the bus with registration number ZUR 843 XA from the rear.
He said the driver of the bus immediately lost control and the bus somersaulted.
According to him, 20 people were involved in the accident which comprised 16 male adults, three female adults and one male child.
He further explained that five male adults and one female adult died in the accident, while seven males, one female and one male child were injured.
“The driver of the truck tried to escape but was caught and taken to MTD Redeemed Police Division, Mowe.
“The injured passengers have been taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu and Idera Hospital in Sagamu.
“Also, the corpses of the deceased have been taken away by their families for burial in accordance with Islamic rites,” he said.