Two dead and six injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

Two dead and six injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

Tragedy as two yet-to-be identified people reportedly dead and six others injured in an accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the accident involving a Mazda bus and a motorcycle took place at about 9:30 am on Tuesday, April 21 around the new Kara Market on the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway.

Reacting to the tragic incident, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday, April 21.

He said that the accident was caused by reckless driving and wrongful overtaking on the part of the driver of the Mazda bus.

According to Akinbiyi, the bus driver hit the motorcycle, then the bus lost control and rammed into a moving trailer from the rear.

Eighteen passengers; 13 males and five females were on the bus when the accident occurred.

Six people were injured while two men, one from the bus and another from the motorcycle died in the accident.

The injured victims were taken to a hospital while the bodies of the deceased were deposited at the State Hospital's mortuary in Isara Remo.

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