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Two killed, 10 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash



Two killed, 10 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash
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A fatal crash involving a Mazda bus and a Howo Sino truck on Friday, at the Kara area of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, has left two people dead while 10 were injured.

The Spokesperson for Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, disclosed this in a statement sent to journalists.

Okpe said that the suspected cause of the accident was “route violation and dangerous driving”

The statement partly read, “A fatal crash occurred today, Friday 10 November 2023 at about 0832hrs, at the Kara Turning of the inward section of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway.

“A total of 14 people were involved in which 2 died instantly, leaving 10 people injured and 2 people unhurt.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash, one white colour Mazda Bus with registration number XV945EPE and an unregistered white and blue colour Howo Sino Truck.

“The suspected causes of the crash were route violation and dangerous driving.

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The injured victims had been taken to Famobis Hospital and the dead bodies were deposited at Idera mortuary”.

While speaking over the crash, Ogun State Sector Commander, FRSC, Anthony Uga advised drivers to shun all forms of driving against traffic (one way) and be cautious while driving to avoid endangering their lives and the lives of other road users.

He reiterated that FRSC remains committed to creating a safer motoring environment and service delivery and seeks the cooperation of all and sundry to reduce road crashes.

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