Two persons have been confirmed dead while five others sustained varying injuries as a commercial Toyota Sienna bus somersaulted after hitting a woman crossing the expressway.
The accident happened on Tuesday, April 18, at about 7:50pm, 300 meters away from the popular Odumodu junction, along Nteje-Onitsha Expressway.
According to Daily Trust, a witness said the car, with registration number LND502YE, belonging to Young Shall Grow motors somersaulted while speeding then crushed a pedestrian. The accident also led to the death of one of the passengers in the bus.
“The driver was speeding and ran over the pedestrian, killing her and one other person in the car as it somersaulted,” the witness said.
Confirming the accident, the Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), RC Margaret B. Onabe said,
“Seven persons were involved in the crash, six sustained varying degrees of injury while two female adults - the pedestrian crossing the road and one passenger in the vehicle - died.”