their lives, while 15 others were injured after two vehicles had a
head-on collision at the Ogunmakin end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on
accident, which happened around 4pm, involved a Mazda bus, with number
plate, KSF 477 XK, and a Mitsubishi space wagon car, with number plate,
MUS 639 DK.
was heading for Ibadan, Oyo State, while the car, which had two
occupants, was heading towards Lagos State.
driver, who was at top speed, crashed into the car while attempting to
overtake at an intersection where construction works were being done on
deposited at the SOS Mortuary, Ipara,
officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps took the injured to Ife-Oluwa
Hospital and Ibadan Centre Hospital.
gridlock on the expressway, which was later cleared by the traffic
officers and some policemen attached to the Ogun State Police Command.
David Ogunjana, confirmed that the accident was caused by speeding,
adding that the driver of the Mazda bus had been warned by other
motorists, but he refused to heed the warning.
some Muslims to Ibadan; it was a loaded bus. The Mitsubishi car was
coming to Lagos and there were two people in it. Because of the public
holiday, the traffic was light.
overtake the car at a section of the expressway where construction is
ongoing. He, however, miscalculated and ram into it. The bus driver and
that of the private car died on the spot. Two passengers sitting beside
the commercial bus driver also died. A woman, sitting at the back of the
driver, was also killed.
some motorists, who met us at the scene, said they had warned the bus
driver to reduce his speed, but he refused to listen to them. They said
he made abusive gestures at them and continued speeding till he killed
himself and other people.
road was free and there was no reason for him to speed. Some of the
passengers said they were going to their hometown to celebrate the
Sallah with their family members.”
3.45pm. A total of 20 people were involved. Among them, five died and
15 sustained injuries. Among the dead were three male adults, one woman
and a child. The injured were taken to Ife-Oluwa Hospital and Ibadan
Centre Hospital and the vehicles towed away to restore traffic flow.
Drivers are advised to be patient and avoid wrongful overtaking as they
drive through the construction area.”