A accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday resulted in one fatality and seven injuries.
The tragedy occurred at the Magboro Bus Stop in Ogun State’s Obafemi Owode Local Government Area.
Brake failure and speeding leading to a loss of control were cited as the causes of the incident, which included two trucks and two buses.
“The truck rammed into one yellow bus,” stated an eyewitness going by the name Chinyere. There were perhaps four cars involved in the collision. Following the truck and bus collision, everyone veered toward the street that led to the marketplace. Only God could have improved the circumstances.
A witness going by the name Chinyere said, “The truck crashed into one yellow school bus. The crash included about four vehicles. They all veered toward the street that went to the market after the truck and bus collided. If God hadn’t intervened, a great deal more people would have perished.
Lawal Alihu, another witness, stated that two heavy trucks were traveling from Lagos and that one was attempting to pass the other. As busses from Lagos were dropping off passengers, some cars heading inward toward Magboro had already gathered in one lane going down from the freeway; during this time, the truck collided with the bus.
“The incident happened around 1630hrs at Magboro bus stop, 22 people were involved in the accident, seven people were injured and one person died,” stated Florence Okpe, the Public Relations Officer for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command, in confirmation of the occurrence.
Florence gave our correspondent access to a statement in which she blamed the tragedy on speed and brake failure.