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22.07.2021 news 13 Die as Overspeeding Bus Rams into Truck on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Published 22nd Jul, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

A fatal accident around Wichtech Company, near Danco Station on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, has claimed the lives of 13 people: five male adults, four female adults and four children.

According to Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, the accident which happened at about 3:45pm on Thursday involved a white Mazda bus and a blue Volvo truck.

The overspeeding commercial bus was said to have rammed into a stationed truck.

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While giving an account of the tragedy, Akinbiyi said: “We learnt that the commercial bus was coming from Lagos, overtook another vehicle at its front wrongly, only to ram into a stationed truck by the roadside, killing nine persons in the vehicle on the spot.

“The remaining four victims died at the Idera Hospital, where they were rushed to by officials of TRACE and Federal Road Safety Corps.” 

On the death statistics, he further noted that “out of the 25 victims, 13 persons, comprising four male adults, five female adults, and four minors were presumed dead”.

The remaining 12 people who sustained injuries are currently receiving treatment at the Idera Hospital while the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital. 

Akinbiyi stressed the need for road users to desist from parking or repairing their vehicles on the road so as not to endanger the lives of Nigerians.

He established, “this is why TRACE will continue to insist that the road or roadside is not a mechanic workshop where cars should be parked or repaired for whatever fault because of its attendant consequences”.

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Published 22nd Jul, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

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