One died, 7 injured in accident on Sagamu–Ijebu Ode Expressway, says TRACE

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By Abiodun Lawal

Abeokuta – The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps ( TRACE) has confirmed the death of one person  and that  seven others sustained various degrees  of injury  in an accident  that  happened around 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

TRACE said that the accident involved a Toyota  bus loaded with passengers  and a Fiat Van happened around Babcock University on Sagamu – Ijebu Ode Expressway.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson of TRACE , confirmed the incident to  the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Thursday.

The  spokesman said that the accident was caused by reckless driving and loss of control on the part of the bus driver.

Akinbiyi noted that the accident occurred around 2:30a.m. on Wednesday when the bus coming from one of the South-eastern states was heading to Lagos.

“The driver of the bus was driving recklessly and in the process lost control of the steering and rammed into a white Fiat van marked LAM 528 LG from behind,” he said.

He explained that the dead victim was the driver of the bus marked :  AKD 101 XS , while the injured victims were also passengers in the same bus.

Akinbiyi said that  the corpse of the pasenger had  been  deposited at the Idera Hospital mortuary, Sagamu,  while the injured were taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan.


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