Two persons die on Lagos-Abeokuta road crash


Two persons died on Saturday in an accident at Iyana Egbado, along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Ogun State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed that the fatal crash occurred at about 06:05am.

According to the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, two vehicles were involved in the accident: a Nissan Cabster with registration number, KTU142XH; and a Mack truck with the number plate, T-12736LA.

“A total of seven male adults were involved. Four persons were injured, two persons killed and one person was unhurt,” Okpe said.

According to her, the suspected causes of the crash were excessive speed and road obstruction.

She explained that the truck had a flat tyre and the Nissan vehicle rammed into it.

“The injured victims were taken to State General Hospital, Ifo and the corpses were deposited at the same hospital’s morgue,” she added.

Meanwhile, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, Ahmed Umar, has commiserated with the families of the crash victims, asking them to contact the FRSC office in Itori for more information about the incident.

Umar advised motorists to avoid indiscriminate parking by the roadside.

In case of any breakdown of vehicles on the road, he advised that proper placement of road signs should be put to alert other drivers coming.

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