12 injured & 9 confirmed dead in Sagamu-Benin expressway accident


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Two separate car crashes recently claimed a total of 9 lives and left 12 badly injured on the same day, along the Sagamu-Benin expressway. Check details of the incidents here!

Reports reaching us here at Naijauto state that over the weekend, two car crashes occurred along the Ijebu-Ife axis of the popular Sagamu-Ijebu-Benin expressway on the same day claiming 9 lives with some 12 other people injured.

While confirming these accidents report to NAN in Abeokuta, the Sector Commander of Ogun FRSC – Mr Clement Oladele claimed that the first accident occurred in the early hours of Sunday 27th of 2019 around 5:40 am while the second at about 8:20 am on the same road.


Two accidents on the same day claimed lives with many injured on Sagamu/Ijebu-Benin expressway

Mr Oladele said that 2 male adults lost their lives in the first crash while one other male and female adults were severely injured. He also stated that the second crash involved 19 people with only 12 survivors, even though 10 of them still got badly injured.  

While giving the FRSC’s report of the first incident, Mr Oladele explained as follows;

“The crash involved a grey Toyota picnic car marked KTP 812 RG and a red Daf truck with registration number JEG 551 XA

“The crash was suspected to have been caused by armed robbery attacks when the driver of the Toyota picnic suddenly reversed on the highway when he sighted the armed robbers.

” In the process of escaping the oncoming truck, which unsuspectedly rammed into the Toyota Picnic vehicle. The truck in the process fell into the ditch,”

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Be extra careful when driving on the expressway, given the frequency of trucks and tankers there

And he also explained the second incident as follows;

“The crash involved a white Mack tanker marked AGL 667 XX and a Toyota Hiace commutter bus coming from Okitipupa in Ondo state, with registration number KJA 534 XL .

“The accident was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control, which resulted into head on collision.

“The commutter bus due to excessive speed could not manourveur the diversion point and in the process had head on collision with the coming truck,”

Mr Oladele also noted that all the injured victims are currently undergoing treatment at the General Hospital at Ijebu-Ode, while the deceased victims are already deposited at the Morgue of the same hospital.

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