Three persons died while 14 others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred around Saapade area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway yesterday.
Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesman, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), said in Abeokuta that the accident, which occurred around 7:15am, involved a Mazda Bus, marked AKD 53 XN, travelling from Ibadan to Lagos, and a Ford Bus, marked RGB 490 XA travelling from Lagos to Ikire.
He said that the accident occurred at a diversion area on the Expressway, where the vehicles collided due to over speeding and reckless driving.
“The witness account posited that the driver of the Ford bus coming from Lagos to Ikire was among the three dead victims while the other two were among the passengers in the Mazda bus,” the spokesman said.
Akinbiyi ,said that the three bodies were deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara.
According to him, the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere; State Hospital, Isara; and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
He warned motorists to avoid excessive speed and reckless driving at diversion/construction areas, because of its attendant consequences.
Akinbiyi urged them to keep to the 50km/h speed limit.