Six persons have been confirmed dead and nine others severely injured in a ghastly autocrash which involved an articulated vehicle and a Toyota bus around Car Park C on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The accident happened about 11:53 am today when the driver of the truck marked FZE 376 DI said to have driven recklessly, lost control, and hit the bus with registration number ZUR 843 XA from the back, causing the bus to lose control immediately, somersaulting in the process
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun command, Ahmed Umar, who confirmed the incident in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, clarified 20 people were involved in the accident which comprised 16 male adults, three female adults, and one male child.
He explained that five male adults and one female adult died in the accident, while seven male, one female, and one male child were injured.
According to him, the driver of the truck tried to escape but was caught and taken to MTD Redeemed Police Division, Mowe.
The FRSC boss stated that the injured persons were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, and Idera Hospital in Sagamu, adding that the corpses of the deceased had been taken away by their families for burial.