Fifteen people yesterday died in a multiple auto accidents on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. It involved a truck, a fuel tanker and a commercial bus. The accident, which occurred at the Fidiwo-Ajebo, Ogun State stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, left 14 passengers and driver of the commercial bus dead on the spot.
The truck was marked AJG 40 XA and fuel tanker has registration number RAN 571 XA. The passenger bus was marked (LAGOS) AGL 373 XR. It was learnt that the accident occurred, when the driver of the fuel-laden truck moving in the direction of Ibadan, Oyo State, attempted to overtake another truck at a road diversion point.
But the driver lost control of the truck and veered off, crashing into the commercial bus, which was coming in the opposite direction. As at 2:30pm, operatives of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), the Police and the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) were seen trying to pull victims out of the mangled passengers’ bus.