Five persons were killed, while others sustained injuries in a road crash on the Sagamu Interchange end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Thursday, August 20, 2020.
The spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ogun State, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.
He said the crash involving three vehicles, a Mazda space bus, a tanker and a truck, was caused by reckless driving and wrongful overtaking.
Akinbiyi disclosed that from an eye witness account, the Space Bus and tanker were inbound Ibadan from Lagos along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at the diversion axis after Sagamu interchange when in an attempt to overtake a truck in front of it had a head-on collision with another truck coming from Ibadan.
He added that five people died on the spot including the driver, two were injured while another one was rescued.
While the tanker driver was said to have fled the accident scene, the driver of the truck is recuperating at a private hospital in Sagamu.
Akinbiyi condoled with the families of the deceased, admonishing motorists to avoid reckless and wrongful overtaken at diversion and construction zones and maintain the 50kph speed limit.