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Accident claims 3 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Three persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a Toyota Sienna and a Mack tipper around Onigaari on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Spokesperson for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE),  confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Monday.

Akinbiyi said that the accident was caused by speeding and recklessness of the driver of the Siena car marked MUS 932 FE which rammed into a stationary tipper.

He said that 12 persons involved in the accident included 10 adults and two kids.

” I learnt the Sienna  is a commercial vehicle loaded from Ibadan to Lagos when it suddenly lost control due to speeding and reckless driving and rammed into the stationary tipper parked by the road side,” he said.

Akinbiyi said that the injured victims were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital,  Ogere, while the deceased were deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara, Remo.

He commiserated with the  families of the dead, while also  enjoining motorists to avoid excessive speeding, especially during the raining season because of  attendant challenges.

Akinbiyi advised articulated vehicle drivers to desist from parking close to the highways.

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