How A Speeding Truck That Suffered Tyre Burst Claimed 13 Lives On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
How A Speeding Truck That Suffered Tyre Burst Claimed 13 Lives On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
No fewer than 13 persons lost their lives, while 10 others sustained injuries in a multiple accident around Saapade, near Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Wednesday.
Mr. Clement Oladele, Sector Commander, FRSC In Ogun State, confirmed the incident to NAN in Abeokuta. According to Oladele, the crash happened at Saapade, where there is a road diversion. The cause of the accident is a speeding truck heading towards Lagos, but suddenly suffered a tyre burst.
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In the process, the truck collided head on with two other speeding commuter buses heading towards Ibadan, with one of them, in the process, attempting to wrongfully overtake within the diversion area.
The vehicles involved are a yellow Mazda bus, marked KTU 93 XW, a white Toyota bus with registration number: KEY 847 XA and a Man diesel truck, marked KAB 97 XA,” he said.
A total of 37 people were involved in this fatal accident. 20 male adults, 15 female adults and two female children. in addition to that, 10 persons were injured; 13 persons, comprising four male adults, seven female adults and two female children, died in the accident.
The accident happened as a result of the recklessness of a driver. Adhering to maximum speed limits, and not overtaking recklessly could have prevented this speeding truck from claiming lives.