A heart-wrenching accident unfolded along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, claiming three lives and injuring seven others in a collision involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a trailer near the Conoil filling station axis.
The incident, occurring on a Saturday night, starkly illustrates the devastating repercussions of over-speeding. The vehicles involved, registered as RLG 846 XA (Toyota Hiace bus) and JJN 32 YX (trailer), collided in a catastrophic manner. Florence Okpe, the spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, attributed the accident to excessive speed, causing the bus driver to lose control.
Over-speeding on highways presents a critical danger, particularly in situations where control is compromised. The loss of control over the Toyota Hiace bus underscores the dire consequences of exceeding speed limits. This tragic outcome resulted in the loss of three precious lives and inflicted injuries upon seven individuals, leaving a somber impact on a total of 18 souls involved in the incident.
Among the affected were 16 men and two women. While seven managed to survive the ordeal with injuries, three lives were tragically cut short. The injured were promptly rushed to Idera Hospital in Sagamu for urgent medical care, while the deceased were respectfully placed in the hospital’s morgue.
Anthony Uga, the Sector Commander, expressed deep concern over the recurring incidents of over-speeding-related accidents. He emphasized the critical need for motorists to exercise caution, especially during periods of heightened vehicular movement and decreased visibility due to weather conditions.
The lamentable accident on the expressway serves as a poignant reminder of the lethal consequences of over-speeding. Loss of control over vehicles due to excessive speed leads to devastating accidents, resulting in irreparable losses and severe injuries. It highlights the imperative for all drivers to adhere strictly to speed limits, prioritizing road safety measures to avert such heart-wrenching tragedies on our highways.