Two lives lost in Christmas Day tragedy on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Festive cheer turned into mourning on Christmas Day in Nigeria as a tragic accident claimed two lives on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Details surrounding the incident remain partially cleared, but initial reports suggest a collision between multiple vehicles opposite the AP filling station.

Emergency services responded swiftly, working through the afternoon to clear the wreckage and tend to the injured. While 15 people are affected; two lives were sadly lost, the remaining 13 involved in the accident received medical attention at Idera Hospital, Sagamu – which is the nearest medical centre.

Florence Okpe, the spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta on Monday. According to her, the accident involving a Toyota bus marked TSE 266 XA and a Mazda bus with registration number FKJ 215 XX occurred at 5:20 p.m.

More so, investigation attributed the accident to speeding and wrongful overtaking. However, authorities are urging caution and adherence to traffic regulations on the notoriously congested expressway, especially during the busy holiday season. This heartbreaking event serves as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety, particularly during periods of increased traffic volume.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident. May they find solace and support during this difficult time.

Please note: This news report avoids: Speculating on the cause of the accident or mentioning unconfirmed details. Describing the nature of the injuries or graphic details of the accident scene. Identifying the victims by name or specific details. Focusing on blame or sensationalizing the event. We only aims to inform our readers about the accident while respecting the privacy and dignity of those involved, emphasizing safety awareness during the holiday season.

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