Five Die, Seven Injured in Lagos Fatal Auto Crash


By Chiemelie Ezeobi

A fatal auto crash along the Mile 2-Badagry Expressway yesterday claimed five lives, including a nursing mother.

Seven others were left with varying degree of injuries.

The auto crash, which occurred at Abule Osun bus stop in Ojo Local Government Area of the state, involved a commercial Volkswagen bus with registration number FST 652 XF and a Max truck with number plate AA 188 SR.

It was gathered that the driver of the Volkswagen bus was driving against traffic, when he rammed into the incoming truck, resulting to the fatal loss of lives.

The Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Hyginus Omejo, who confirmed the incident said about 13 persons were involved in the accident, which claimed 11 adult males and two females.

He said: “Five persons died on the spot while seven others sustained severe injuries. Both injured and deceased were rushed to the hospital.”

Omeje attributed the cause of the accident to recklessness on the part of the commercial bus driver.

He said the driver of the commercial bus, who was driving against traffic, wrongly overtook another vehicle on the expressway before crashing into the incoming truck.

The FRSC boss also confirmed that the driver of the passenger bus violated the traffic laws by wrongly overtaking other vehicles, which made him loose control and eventually ram into the moving truck from the rear.

Also, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the auto crash said the police is investigating the matter