Three persons, including a pregnant woman, have been confirmed dead in an accident that occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
According to reports, the accident involved four vehicles – DAF Truck marked XY 895 GGE, Iveco Truck with registration number JBD 16 XY loaded with granite, Mazda bus marked LND 676 XX conveying tomatoes, and another Mazda Bus with registration number BDG 755 YA loaded with garri.
The sad incident occurred around 4:30 am at Danco – Ibafo expressway on Thursday.
Eyewitnesses said the Mazda bus driver carrying sacks of garri and nine passengers lost control and rammed into a truck from the rear.
This triggered multiple hits by other vehicles.
Confirming the accident, Babatunde Akinbiyi the spokesperson of The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, said:
“The driver of the Mazda bus loaded with garri lost control as a result of speeding and rammed into a run away truck from the rear, leading to multiple hits by other vehicles.”
“Among the three casualties who died in the unfortunate crash, two males were occupants of the Mazda bus loaded with garri, while a pregnant woman was in the Mazda bus loaded with tomatoes,” he added.
Akinbiyi added that the dead victims were evacuated by the FRSC officials to Idera Private Morgue, Sagamu, while TRACE officials cleared the road to regulate and normalize traffic.