30 killed in accident on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident
FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

An auto accident on the Lagos-Ibadan highway caused the death of 30 people on Thursday night.

The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Friday.

Mr. Kazeem said the accident occurred at about 8 p.m. at Km 95 around the Elebolo Quary Area on the Ibadan axis of the road.

According to him, 10 other persons were injured in the crash involving 40 persons and two Mazda buses.

“The crash occurred at a construction site, and it resulted from route and speed violations.

“This has further underscored the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi’s advice to motorists to avoid night journeys, be careful around construction sites and drive within approved speed limits,” he said.

Mr. Kazeem said rescue operations by FRSC officials, who arrived at the scene minutes after the incident, ended at 2:42 a.m. on Friday.

He disclosed that the corpses were deposited at Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital mortuary, Ibadan.

The injured were taken to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and Adeoyo Yemetu Hospital, he added.



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  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    The Corps Marshall advised motorists to avoid night journeys on the expressway because he runs an agency that is not up to snuff to enforce road calming regulations. The combination of road safety corps and police checkpoints constitute another level of nightmare upon the road hazards.

  • Frank Bassey

    “The crash occurred at a construction site, and it resulted from route and speed violations.”

  • curseless

    Commercial drivers in Nigeria tend to believe that the vehicle is at their mercy and must do whatever they it it do or tolerate. The manufacturers have specifications for maintainance and operation but these are mostly ignored. Again, most drivers can’t read or comprehend highway codes, most are on drugs, most are simply fatalistic (i.e. If l die, I die), most are greedy. To compound this mix those that suppose to regulate all these are there only to extort money and will turn a blind eye to any infraction with just N100 bribe. God help the black man.