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Three die in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

Three people lost their lives while two others were injured on Wednesday in a lone crash around Fidiwo Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The lone crash, which reportedly occurred at about 1:07 pm involved a green Toyota Jeep with number plate BDG213BJ and five occupants.

Authorities have determined that the accident was caused by a burst tyre, resulting in the loss of control and subsequent crash under the bridge.

The spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Sector Command, Florence Okpe, stated this in a statement sent to journalists.

The injured victims were said to have been taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere Remo while the corpses of the dead have been deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara Remo.

The statement partly read, “FRSC Ogunmakin Unit Command carried out a rescue operation on Lagos-Ibadan expressway around Fidiwo Bridge on a crash that occurred at about 1307hrs .

“The crash involved 01 vehicle with registration number BDG213BJ a Toyota jeep green colour.

“A total of 05 persons were involved ( 04 male adult and 01 female adult) and 02 got injured while the remaining 03 were killed from the lone crash ( 02 male adult and 01 female adult)

“The cause of the lone crash was Tyre bust speed, which led to loss of control and the vehicle crash under the bridge

“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere, while the corpses were deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara Remo.”

Meanwhile, the road safety agency has advised motorists to drive within the stipulated speed limit and always go on a routine check to detect any fault on a vehicle.

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