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Five persons lost their lives on Thursday in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a Scania truck at Ayetoro /Indomie on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps,Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday.
Umar said the suspected causes of the crash was speed and dangerous driving which led to loss of control on the path of the bus driver and rammed into the moving truck .
He said that the crash occurred at 9:20am and it involved a Toyota Hiace marked SPR 373 XA and Scania Truck with registration number GGE 468 XX.
According to him, nine persons were involved in the accident comprising six men and three women.Four persons were injured while five people died.
The FRSC boss explained that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu for medical treatment while the deceased persons were deposited at the same Hospital.
Umar described the crash as avoidable act and advised motorists to avoid speed and dangerous driving especially in the raining season and also obey traffic rules and regulations.
The sector commander commiserated with the victims of the crash and the family and also enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in Mowe for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene of the crash.
Also confirming the incident, according to an eye witness, the Toyota bus steering was locked on motion when the driver was about to maneuver a broken truck on the highway, in the process the bus rammed onto the truck.
Four people out of which three were in critical situation while one was slightly injured, all four female.
Akinbiyi said ,”an eyewitness report which was also confirmed by the manifest in the vehicle, the Toyota Hisce Bus was coming from Lagos, inbound Eket, in Akwa-Ibom when the unfortunate crash happened..