The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) stated that three people died suddenly on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday when a speeding truck driver lost control and plowed into a motorbike.
Mr. Ahmed Umar, the state’s FRSC Sector Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, that the accident happened at Mile 12 Market, Ogere, at 1.15 p.m.
According to Umar, a truck with no registration number lost control owing to excessive driving and slammed with a motorbike marked LAR 250 AV, instantaneously murdering the three people, injuring one other, and leaving another unharmed.
The sector commander went on to say that there were five people on the motorbike when the truck driver hit them and fled, calling the event a hit-and-run.
“The deceased was carried away for burial by the Hausa people at Ogere,” he added, adding that the survivor was transported to an unidentified hospital for treatment.
The FRSC chief, who blamed excessive speeding for the accident, encouraged motorists to slow down and avoid reckless driving to avert avoidable deaths.
He expressed his condolences to the accident victims’ families and prayed that God would provide them the strength to endure their losses.
The Lagos–Ibadan Expressway connects Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, with Lagos, Nigeria’s largest metropolis, across 127.6 kilometers. It also serves as a significant gateway to Nigeria’s northern, southern, and eastern regions.
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