Five people lost their lives in a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, while about 14 others suffered injuries on Wednesday.
At 2.51pm around Kara Turning, near Lagos State, the accident involving a truck and a Mazda bus took place.
Reportedly, the bus driver with registration number EPE575XA lost control of the wheels and rammed from the rear into the truck with registration number APP397YA.
Both the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Traffic Compliance and
Regulation Corps acknowledged the incident but differed on the injured victims’ estimates.
Ahmed Umar, FRSC Sector Commander, said 19 individuals were involved in the crash, five of whom died, while 14 others suffered different degrees of injuries.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, the TRACE spokesman, said 21 people were involved in the crash, 16 of whom were injured, including a boy, while five died.
The speeding bus struck the truck from the rear when the articulated
vehicle was making a turn at Kara, according to the FRSC Sector Commander.
He said, “The driver of the bus was at high speed, lost control, and hit the rear trailer.”
“At the turning point, the crash occurred, the trailer turned and the bus hit the trailer in the back.”
Umar disclosed that the injured victims have been taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, and Idera Hospital, both in Sagamu.