Two killed, 15 wounded in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

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Two persons lost their lives on Saturday, while 15 others sustained injuries when a speeding DAF truck overturned at a diversion point along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident involved a vehicle loaded with bags of onions and passengers.

The vehicle was travelling towards Lagos when the incident occurred around the Eldorado axis on the expressway.

The accident which occurred around 6.30am led to gridlock, as the truck emptied the onions and passengers on the road.

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident, gave the number plate of the truck as RBH 214 XA.

He said, “According to eyewitness account, as the vehicle was approaching the diversion bend, the driver lost control, probably as a result of speed.

” It overturned in the process, spilling all the onions it was carrying on the road, together with the 17 passengers atop the truck.

“Two of the passengers died on the spot while 15 others were injured.

“The rescue agencies at the scene of the crash were the TRACE, Police, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and JBN.”

He commiserated with the families of the deceased and warned drivers to reduce their speed while approaching diversion and construction zones in view of its attendant consequences.

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