Dangerous Driving Leads to Multiple Fatal Crashes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Ikeja, Lagos State – The Federal Road Safety Corps reported that a series of tragic road crashes along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway claimed the lives of at least five individuals in the Nasrul-Lahi-Li Fathi Society of Nigeria corridor. Chief Route Commander, Florence Okpe, highlighted that the accidents were a direct result of dangerous driving, resulting in injuries to approximately 10 passengers.

The chaotic scene involved two trucks and a commercial bus, according to eyewitness Oladele Abraham. Abraham, a roadside mechanic, recounted the reckless actions of a truck driver making a sudden U-turn without warning, ultimately leading to a devastating collision with another truck and a crowded commercial bus.

Confirming the severity of the situation, Okpe disclosed that a total of 15 people were caught up in the multiple crashes. Tragically, five individuals lost their lives in the tragic incident, with an additional 10 sustaining serious injuries. The incident unfolded at approximately 0956 hrs on the expressway around NASFAT, involving vehicles identified as a DAF truck with registration number KUT561ZZ, a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number GGE84YF, and a Man diesel truck lacking visible registration information.

Attributing the cause of the crash to reckless driving behavior, specifically the abrupt U-turn without proper signaling, Okpe emphasized the importance of caution and defensive driving among motorists. The injured victims were promptly transported to Famobi Hospital Mowe, while the deceased were respectfully placed at Idera Hospital morgue in Sagamu as part of a combined rescue effort involving the FRSC, police, and other relevant agencies.

In response to the tragic event, the Sector Commander issued a stern warning against speeding and reckless driving, vowing to prosecute any drivers contributing to fatal crashes. Expressing deep concern over the recurring incidents in the area, motorists were urged to prioritize safety by adhering to speed limits and adopting defensive driving practices to prevent future tragedies.