No fewer than three persons have been killed in a ghastly car accident on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday evening.
While confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, revealed that four others passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The incident reportedly occurred at 5:50 pm around the Oniworo area of the highway when a Toyota Matrix marked WWD621AE suffered a tyre burst and rammed into the Howo Sino truck.
Okpe said, “Nine persons were involved in the crash, three died while four others sustained injuries.
“The suspected causes of the crash were tyre burst and speeding on the part of the Toyota Matrix driver, who lost control of the wheels after a tyre burst and rammed on the truck.
“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the FOS Morgue in Isara.”
She, however, said the Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, Ahmed Umar, sympathised with the family of the crash victims.
According to Okoe, the commander also advised motorists to always carry out vehicle routine checks to ensure the good condition of the vehicle.