Nine die, seven injured in Lagos-Abeokuta road crash

Nine people died while seven others were injured on Tuesday in an early morning crash that occurred on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway at the Kere bridge in the Ewekoro LGA, Ogun State.

The crash involved a truck and a Mazda bus with number plate SMK 808 YD.

The accident, blamed on excessive speed and route violation reportedly caused an head-on collision between the truck and the Mazda bus.

The Spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Florence Okpe disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday.

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Okpe said that while the injured have been taken to General Hospital, Ijaye, the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at Lantoro Hospital, Abeokuta.

The statement partly reads, “the fatal crash occurred at about 0800 hrs on Lagos-Abeokuta route. A total of 17 persons were involved which comprised of 7 male adults, 9 female adults and 01 female

“A total of 07 Persons were injured, 05 female adults, 01 male adult and 01 female child but unfortunately 09 persons were recorded dead from the crash ( 05 male adults and 04 female adults)”

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