Five individuals lost their lives, while 12 others suffered injuries during a tragic early morning incident on Sunday near the Foursquare camp in Ajebo along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The accident occurred when a DAF truck, bearing the registration number KMC-810ZB, lost control due to a burst tire, obstructing the road. Subsequently, a Toyota bus with the registration number TMA 244XA and another Mitsubishi pickup (unregistered) collided with the truck.
This information was provided by Florence Okpe, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
The injured individuals received medical care at Victory Hospital in Ogere, while the deceased were placed in the FOS Morgue in Ipara Remo.
The rescue operation, conducted by the FRSC Ogunmakin unit Command, took place in the early hours of Sunday, with the assistance of the Nigeria Police.
In total, 21 people were involved in this multiple-vehicle crash, all of them adult males. Sadly, five lost their lives, and 12 sustained injuries.
The three vehicles involved were identified by their registration numbers: KMC-810ZB (a DAF truck), TMA-244XA (a Toyota bus), and an unregistered Mitsubishi pickup.
The likely causes of the accident include excessive speed, a tire blowout, and the truck driver’s inability to maintain control of the vehicle, leading to the obstruction of the road and subsequent collisions.
FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, has urged motorists to avoid using substandard tires and to exercise caution by adhering to reasonable speed limits, especially during rainy seasons.
He also expressed condolences to the victims’ families and encouraged them to contact the FRSC Ogunmakin unit for further information about the incident.