ABEOKUTA – One person was confirmed dead while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a Mack trailer around Saapade bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Akinbiyi noted that the accident occurred around 10:15am and was caused by excessive speed and wrongful overtaking on the part of the Mazda bus.
He explained that five male adults and four female adults sustained injuries while one male adult died in the accident.
“The bus marked KRE 495 XA was coming from Ibadan while the tanker with registration number LND 868 XN was inbound Ibadan from Lagos.
“The axis is a diversion zone, with inbound and outbound traffic sharing the outbound traffic together due to the on going road reconstruction and rehabilitation by RCC Construction Company.
“The bus driver didn’t calculate well before overtaking the vehicle in its front which resulted into the head-on collision with the tanker, which was on its rightful lane,” he said.
The TRACE spokesman said that the Injured victims were rescued to State Hospital Isara while the deceased was deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara.
Akinbiyi advised motoring public to always adhere to the 50km speed limit at construction areas/axis.