Five people have been confirmed dead and nine injured by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in a fatal accident which occurred on Saturday along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,
According to the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun State, Mr Clement Oladele, the accident occurred at 9.10 p.m. around Danco Petrol Station, near Sagamu.
The lone accident, involving a white Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number LSR 642XB, was however blamed on speed violation by Oladele.
He said that the accident victims consist of 14 persons, ten males and four females.
“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, while the survivors are also receiving treatment at the same hospital,” the sector commander said.
He said the obstruction as a result of the accident had been cleared to ease free flow of traffic on the highway, adding that passengers should always caution drivers who are in the habit of driving recklessly, and call the FRSC’s toll free number 122, to report any driver who refuses to take caution.
The sector commander commiserated with the victims’ families and enjoined members of the public, whose relations were involved in the ill-fated crash, to contact the FRSC Command or the OOUTH, Sagamu, for any information.
Oladele also reiterated the need for motorists to drive cautiously within the recommended speed of 50 kilometres per hour at construction sites.