The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has said two people died while six others sustained various injuries in an accident involving four vehicles near Kara Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on December 8, Saturday.
The public relations officer of TRACE, Akinbiyi Babatunde, who confirmed this to newsmen in Ota, Ogun, said that the accident happened at about 6.25am.
He clarified that the four vehicles involved in the incident were a Mitsubishi Canter bus with registration number KRD-935 XD, a BMW saloon with registration number EPE-864 CN, a Mack tanker with registration number, APP-49 XS, and a Toyota Carina with registration number GGE-883 AT.
The TRACE Boss said that the fuel tanker was trying to avoid a vehicle that drove against the traffic when it ran into three other vehicles thereby resulting in the death of two persons while six others sustained various degrees of injuries out of the nine people involved in the accident.
“The corpses of the two victims have deposited at the mortuary at General Hospital, Lagos, while the injured were also taken to the intensive unit of the same hospital,” he said.
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He, however, advised drivers to desist from driving against traffic to avoid accidents and avoidable deaths.
Babatunde also said that TRACE, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were on ground to ease unrestricted flow of traffic on the road.