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Three dead, others injured in Lagos-Ibadan road crash

THREE persons were killed and three others were injured in multiple car crashes on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun State Sector verified this yesterday in a statement issued by the Routes Commander and Public Education Officer, Florence Okpe, àt Abeokuta, the state capital.

“Eight persons were involved. Three persons sustained various degrees of injuries, two were rescued unhurt and unfortunately, three persons were recorded killed,” she said.

Three vehicles were involved with registration numbers MNA48ZY Toyota Hiace bus, ABC682ZW MAN truck, and T- 3756LA DAF truck.

“The suspected cause of the multiple crashes was excessive speed which led to the loss of control on the part of the truck driver who rammed into the Julius Berger truck as he was about to make a U-TURN and the Toyota bus also collided with the truck,” she said.

The injured persons were reportedly transferred to Victory Hospital Ogere for treatment, while the bodies were deposited in FOS Morgue, Ipara.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Umar, Sector Commander, Federal Roads Sector Commander, Ogun, has expressed condolences to the families of the crash victims and urged the people to always drive defensively by anticipating the actions of other vehicles and obeying traffic signs.

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