Four feared dead in auto crash along Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway

No fewer than four persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a Ford bus and a Mack trailer along the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway.

The accident happened at 4:45 a.m on Wednesday near the Ijebu Ode Toll Gate.

The Ogun Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Clement Oladele, confirming the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, said that the accident was caused by loss of control by the driver of the black truck with registration number XB 111 LSD.

According to him, the loss of controlled to a collision of the truck with the white bus marked LSD 766 XS.

He said “The accident occurred at about 4:45 a.m. near Ijebu Ode Toll Gate, leading to the death of four people trapped in the bus conveying passengers and woods.

“The crash is suspected to have been caused by loss of control, when a truck which had earlier parked, suddenly attempted to join the road corridor.

“A Mack truck moving in the same direction, in an attempt to avoid colliding with the truck entering the road, swerved away from the slow lane to the fast lane.

“The bus travelling behind in the fast lane was too fast and could not stop but run into the truck that swerved from slow to the fast lane.

“The crash resulted in the death of the four passengers on the bus.

“The corpses of the victims had been taken to the Ijebu Ode General Hospital Mortuary, obstructions at the accident scene has been cleared,”‎

Oladele advised motorists to drive carefully, obey all traffic rules and avoid joining a road corridor suddenly or interfering with moving traffic.

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