3 die in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, February 17, 2024

3 die in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

Three persons lost their lives in an accident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, around Mowe, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The accident, according to statement by the spokesperson of Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Florence Okpe, was attributed to a container which fell off a truck with registration number T-1563 LA and trapped the three victims said to be occupants of a Howo truck without any registration number.

She also blamed the accident on dangerous driving leading to loss of control.

She noted that the FRSC rescue team tried to save the lives of the victims; the driver and two passengers, but the trio could not make it due to impact of the injury.

She added that their remains had been deposited at Idera morgue, Sagamu.

The statement partly reads, "the FRSC operatives at Mowe carried out rescue operation at about 0107 hrs on Lagos-Ibadan expressway around Mowe, involving 02 vehicles (Trucks) with registration number T-15636LA Bluebird and a HowoTruck with no number on it".

"03 Persons were involved all male adult and they were all killed by the container that fell and rested on the occupants of the HOWO truck.The suspected cause of the crash was dangerous driving and loss of control".

"The operatives tried to rescue the trapped victims, but unfortunately the driver and two other people in front of the vehicle died. The death bodies were taken to Idera morgue, Sagamu.

"A tow truck was contacted to pull off the truck  to ease traffic flow and a crane was also contacted to remove the container off the road."

"The Operatives are still on ground managing the situation. 

Meanwhile, the FRSC has advised motorists to drive defensively while ensuring that the interest of other road users are always taken care of to avoid accidents.

The agency urged drivers to always anticipate the action of other road users, avoid dangerous driving and follow traffic rules and regulations at all times.

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