Three persons have been confirmed dead while three others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday night.
The accident involved an Iveco truck and a Toyota Hiace bus before Ishara Bridge, Ogere.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Clement Oladele, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Oladele noted that the accident, which occurred about 8:10 pm, was caused by route violation, saying that the driver of the bus drove against traffic around the construction zone and had a head-on collision with the truck.
The FRSC boss noted that six people – all male – were involved in the accident with three of them sustaining injuries while three of them died in the crash.
“The crash involved two vehicles, a blue coloured Iveco truck with registration number LSR 908 XF and a white coloured Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FST 96 XF.
“The suspected cause of the crash was route violation (driving against traffic) around the construction zone, considering too that it was even dark at night,” he said.
Oladele stated that the injured victims were rescued to Victory Hospital, Ogere, for medical attention while the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the Ishara Morgue.
The sector commander urged motorists to drive cautiously especially around construction zones and resist the urge to drive against traffic for whatever reason.