The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of three persons in an early morning multiple crashes at Mile 12 Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Ogun FRSC sector commander, Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta. He noted that the crash involved an unregistered truck, another marked T 4916 LA and a Nissan Micra car marked BDJ 257 XF.
The sector commander explained that the crash was caused by speeding and dangerous driving by the truck drivers. He added that one of the drivers tried to negotiate a bend when the other truck coming from Ibadan rammed into it
“Since the crash obstructed the road, the driver of the Micra car ran into it but was able to control his vehicle with little damage to the car,” said Mr Umar.
He noted that seven people were involved in the crash: one woman and six men. Mr Umar also mentioned that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the FOS Morgue, Ipara.
“Traffic has been diverted and FRSC personnel are still on the ground trying to manage the situation and ensure that the obstruction is moved from the road,” he said.
The FRSC commander warned against “dangers of excessive speed,” especially when visibility is poor and advised motorists to drive cautiously, avoid speeding and obey traffic rules and regulations.