Ogun auto crash kills three, injures nine

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Three persons on Sunday lost their lives in a crash that occurred close to the Fidiwo Bridge, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State.

The spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Florence Okpe, said the accident involved 14 persons comprising nine male adults, four female adults and one male child.

Okpe said six male adults and three female adults sustained injuries in the incident, adding that a Nissan car with number plate, LSR377BL, and a Toyota Sienna bus marked, ABJ24XV, were involved in the crash.

According to her, the suspected causes of the crash were speeding, tyre burst and loss of control.


Okpe said, “A total of three persons including one male adult, one female adult and one male child were recorded dead. The Nissan car driver, while speeding, had a tyre bust. It lost control and rammed into the Sienna vehicle.”

She added that the injured victims were taken to the Victory Hospital in Ogere, while the corpses were deposited at the State Hospital, Isara.

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Ahmed Umar, while commiserating with the family of the victims, advised motorists to always do what he called ‘vehicle parade’, by checking the vehicle tyres, engines light and others before embarking on any trip.

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