5 killed, 12 injured on Lagos-Ibadan expressway after sleeping driver rams into truck

At least, five people have died while 12 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Tuesday.

The accident, which occurred a distance away from Foursquare along the highway, involved a Mazda bus with registration number, SMK 685 YG and a truck marked, ZE 121 0G.

Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

According to Okpe, the accident was caused by the driver of the Mazda bus, who lost control of the wheels while sleeping.

“A total of 18 people, comprising 10 male adults and eight female adults were involved in the accident. Twelve people were injured and unfortunately, five persons were recorded dead from the crash.

“The suspected causes of the fatal crash were tyre bursts, speed and fatigue, which led to loss of control because the driver slept off on the wheels and rammed into a moving truck.

“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, while corpses were deposited at FOS Morgue Ipara”, Okpe said.

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