Overspeeding on Lagos-Ibadan, Toyota HiAce crashes itself, leaves 5 dead

12/03/2019

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Five passengers died, and nine were injured in a road crash along Lagos-Ibadan expressway due to over speeding by the driver. See what the FRSC said!

A road crash involving a Toyota Hiace bus in the Sagamu area of Ogun State left five people dead and nine injured on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

Naijauto found that the fatal accident which took place at about 9 pm, close to Danco filling station was a result of over speeding. The five deceased persons were passengers traveling on the aforementioned bus with the LSR642XB number plate.

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Over speeding often results in fatal road crashes

The incident was confirmed by Clement Oladele, Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, who disclosed that 4 women and 10 men made up the accident victims. According to Oladele, the survivors were taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) where they received medical attention while the remains of the deceased were taken to the mortuary in the hospital’s premises.

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Given the night driving condition, fatal crashes from overspeeding are predictable

The FRSC Official sympathized with families of the deceased and directed that they should contact the FRSC in Ogun State or the teaching hospital for more information about the unfortunate incident.

“It was a lone crash, and the cause was speed violation. We cleared the obstruction same night to allow free flow of traffic.

“Once again, we are emphasizing the need for motorists to drive cautiously within the recommended speed of 50km/h at construction sites. Passengers in vehicles driven recklessly should caution their driver, and where such driver refuses, they can call the FRSC toll-free number 122.”

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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