Two persons were confirmed dead, while three others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Mazda bus on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred at 4:05 p.m. opposite the Conoil filling station after the expressway’s interchange and was caused by excessive speeding.
He stated that the driver of the Mazda bus marked LGB 739 XA lost control and somersaulted into a ditch on the expressway.
The TRACE spokesperson noted that 17 passengers were in the bus, saying that three people were injured while two persons died.
“According to a witness account, the crash involved a lone vehicle, but due to the driver’s excessive speed, it resulted in the commercial bus losing control and somersaulting into a ditch.
“Two passengers died on the spot, a male and a female, while three others were injured, a male and two female, while the 12 other passengers escaped unhurt,” he said.
Mr Akinbiyi added that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital in Sagamu while the deceased’s corpses were deposited at the morgue of same hospital.
He charged motorists to eschew excessive speeding, dangerous driving and also adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations.