Federal Road Safety Commission in Ogun State Command, reported that six persons lost their lives in a fatal accident that involved two vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday.
Mr. Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, affirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Ota, Ogun State.
He mentioned that 12 other persons sustained different degrees of injuries in the accident.
Umar further mentioned that the accident, which involved 18 persons, occurred at about 3.20 a.m.
He stated that the two vehicles involved in the accident are a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number, MKA 567 XZ and an Iveco articulated vehicle marked XF 854 KTN.
“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Idera Hospital, Sagamu, while the survivors are taken to different hospitals for treatment,’’ he stated.
The sector commander blamed the crash on over speeding and loss of control and advised motorists to restrain from overspeeding to prevent unnecessary loss of lives and properties.
Umar added that N127,900 was recovered from the accident scene.
He admonished cautious driving and advised families of those who might have traveled in the Toyota bus to contact FRSC Ibafo Outpost for more information.
The sector Commander sympathized with the families of the accident victims and prayed God to offer them the fortitude to bear the loss.