Three die, four injured in accident on Lagos – Ibadan expressway


An accident involving two vehicles near Ishara – Ogere area of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway has killed three male adults and left others with varying degree of injuries.

The accident involved a blue coloured Iveco Turbo truck marked LSR908XF and Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FST96XF.

The Federal Road Safety Corps( FRSC), Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident in a statement by Florence Okpe, the Route Commander, Public Education and Enlightenment Unit of the Corps, attributed the cause to “route violation (driving against traffic) around the construction zone” along the expressway.

Oladele, who noted that the accident occurred on Monday night, said the injured were rescued to the Victory Hospital, Ogere, while the remains of the dead were deposited at a Morgue in Ishara.

He advised motorists to note the high vehicular traffic this period and drive consciously by sharing the road with due consideration to fellow users, even as he reminded them that the rehabilitation work on the Lagos – Ibadan and Ore – Ijebu Ode – Sagamu Expressways suspended during the Yuletide holidays, have commenced following the resumption of work from the national holidays .

According to FRSC boss in the state, motorists should plan their journey to accommodate additional travel time required to navigate around areas where lanes have narrowed due to the on – going construction activities.


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