UPDATE: 13 Injured In Lagos-Ibadan Highway Crash
NO fewer than 13 passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries in a crash along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The road crash occurred in the earlier hours of Sunday around Car Park C, in Ogun State.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the road accident to DAILY POST, saying it happened at about 4:55 am.
Spokesperson of the FRSC in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, said operatives of the agency had swiftly responded to carry out rescue operations.
According to her, a total of 22 persons were involved in the crash, 21 male adults and one female adult.
“13 persons were injured (12 male adult and one female adult). No live was lost from the crash,” Okpe said.
She added that the crash involved three trucks with number plates: KBT205XB, KJA230Y and DUT35XE.
It also involved a Toyota Corolla car registered as MUS793HM and a Toyota Hiace bus marked FG369-F20.
The suspected causes of the crash, were road obstruction and speeding, which she said led to loss of control.
“The injured victims were taken to Farmobis Hospital Mowe Lotto for medical attention,” she stated.
Meanwhile, the Ogun Sector Commander of the FRSC, Anthony Uga, has advised motorists to always apply caution when on the road, urging them to also drive defensively.