On Saturday, a car accident along Kobape on the Sagamu Expressway corridor in Ogun State claimed the lives of five people.
The accident also left three other people with injuries of varying severity.
A Mazda car with the licence plate KRD975HJ and a truck with the licence plate 14214LA were both involved in the collision.
According to Florence Okpe, Superintendent Route Commander for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the truck driver’s excessive speed and risky driving were to blame for the accident.
She claimed that the truck’s driver made a sharp turn while the vehicle was still moving and collided with the Mazda bus, instantly killing four people.
Eight people—two men and six women—were involved in the car crash, according to Okpe, but only four women and one man were reported dead, while two women and one man were injured.
The route commander reported that the five bodies had also been deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital, and that the injured victims had been taken to Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, for medical attention.
Mr. Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander of the Ogun FRSC, urged truckers and drivers of cars to stop speeding and follow the rules of the road.
Umar expressed his sympathy to the victims’ families and advised them to get in touch with the FRSC state command for more details about the accident.