Reckless Driving: Six dead, nine injured in Lagos-Ibadan road crash

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Pic.1. Scene of an accident involving an articulated vehicle which crushed a pick-up van laden with pure water at Zuba along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway in Abuja on Friday (3/8/18). The pick-up van’s driver survived the accident. 04178/3/8/2018/Jimah Suleman/BJO/NAN

Reports by the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, explained how a reckless driver of an articulated vehicle killed six passengers of a Toyota bus and caused various degrees of injuries to nine others.

The ghastly accident happened around Car Park C on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at about 11.50 am on Tuesday.

Umar explained that the driver of the truck marked FZE 376 DI lost control of the vehicle due to “reckless” driving and hit the bus with registration number ZUR 843 XA from the rear.

He said 20 persons were involved in the accident which comprised 16 male adults, three female adults and one male child.

The sector commander explained that five male adults and one female adult died in the accident, while seven male, one female and one male child were injured.

He said that the driver of the truck tried to escape but was caught and taken to MTD Redeemed Police Division, Mowe.

The FRSC boss noted that the injured persons were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu and Idera Hospital in Sagamu.

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