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Two killed on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

A driver and his motor boy died in a crash along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) said.

• May 24, 2023
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On Tuesday, a driver and his motor boy died in a crash along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) said.

According to the TRACE spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, the crash involved a Howo truck marked EKY 65 XF and a J5 bus with no registration number.

Akinbiyi said the crash occurred early Tuesday morning around Saapade on the expressway.

He noted that the bus driver probably dozed off, lost control of the wheels and rammed into a parked truck along the road.

Mr Akinbiyi blamed the crash on speeding and wrongful overtaking by the driver of the J5 bus.

Out of the four persons involved in the crash, Mr Akinbiyi said two died while others were rescued unhurt.

Mr Akinbiyi explained that witnesses said the Howo truck, loaded with Flour Mills products, developed a mechanical problem while in transit and had to be parked off the road.

“However, in the course of attending to the vehicle, the bus, which was also loaded with tomatoes, pepper and the like, rammed into the truck from behind. The driver and the motor boy died due to the impact of the collision,” he said.

The TRACE spokesman stated that the deceased were taken to a morgue in Ipara.

While commiserating with the families of the deceased, Akinbiyi advised drivers to avoid speeding, take adequate rest before embarking on a journey and avoid driving during poor visibility.


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