Three persons including a toddler as well as a six-year-old girl were killed in a lone accident on Tuesday while six others sustained injuries along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Penpushing reports that, Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident, explaining that the accident, involved a Mazda bus marked FUF109ZD coming from Kwara inbound Lagos, happened around the Youth Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The agency spokesman who disclosed that the accident occurred at about 2:05pm, added that it was caused by a burst tyre which resulted in the bus somersaulting, adding, “six persons comprising four females and two males got injured while a toddler, a six-year-old girl and another female died in the accident.
“We learnt that the commercial bus was coming from Kwara State inbound Lagos when it had a burst tyre due to excessive speeding with a female toddler losing her life immediately while a six- year -old girl and another female died later at Idera Hospital, Sagamu,” he said.
Penpushing further reports that, Akinbiyi said the injured victims as at the time of filing this report were receiving treatment at Idera Hospital in Sagamu while the corpses would be taken to Fakoya private morgue in the community.
The Corps image maker commiserated with the family of the deceased while admonishing motorists to desist from over-inflating or under-inflating tyres and also cautioned drivers against excessive speeding, especially in diversion and construction zones.