7 people burnt, 18 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident
On Thursday, an auto accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway corridor in Ogun State left seven people completely burned beyond recognition.
Additionally, the accident injured 18 people to various degrees.
A Mazda bus with the registration number BDN18 LG and a Toyota Sienna bus with the registration number BWR762PV were involved in the collision.
This was confirmed to newsmen by Florence Okpe, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command spokesperson, in a statement on Wednesday in Abeokuta.
When the Sienna bus followed a one-way street and collided with the Mazda bus, causing a fire to break out, Okpe claimed that the Sienna bus was to blame for the accident’s excessive speed and route violation.
She said that 27 persons (25 males and two females) were involved in the auto crash, of which 18 persons (17 males and one female) sustained varying degrees of injuries, while seven persons died and were burnt beyond recognition.
The Superintendent Route Commander said that the injured victims had been taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention and others to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State.
She added that the dead bodies had been deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara.
The Sector Commander, FRSC Ogun, Ahmed Umar, cautions motorists on the dangers of route violation and excessive speed, advising motorists to drive cautiously and consider other road users.
He, therefore, commiserated with the family of the victims and advised them to contact FRSC, Ogere for more information about the crash.