Four dead, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan highway accident


Four persons have died in an accident at Oniworo turning in Fidiwo, along the Lagos-Ibadan highway, Ogun State.

12 persons also sustained injuries in the accident, which occurred at 10:55am on Tuesday.

It was gathered that 16 persons were involved in the auto crash, comprising 13 male adults and three female adults.

“A total of 12 persons were injured ( 09 male adults and 03 female adults). Unfortunately, 4 deaths were recorded from the crash, all male adults,” the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed to Newsmen.

Ogun FRSC Spokesperson, Florence Okpe, explained that a Mazda bus marked, APP111XM and a Howo tanker with no number plate, were involved

“The suspected causes of the crash were excessive speed and loss of control.

“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere and Idera Hospital, Sagamu, while the bodies of the dead were deposited at FOS Ipara,” she said.

While warning motorists against speed violation, the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, commiserated with families of the victims, enjoining them to contact the Ogunmakin office of the FRSC for more information on the crash.