13 passengers died while 14 others were injured when one of the tyres of a truck burst on motion and crashed into a median on Wednesday evening on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway by the SAPAADE Bridge near Ogere Ogun State.
The Truck with the number plate KAB97XA was said to be travelling from Lagos axis of the Expressway. The Sector Commander FRSC Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele said.
According to Oladele 37 persons, comprising 20 men, 15 women and two female children, were involved in the accident.
The unfortunate incident involved three vehicles comprising a speeding truck heading towards the Lagos axis of the Expressway but suddenly suffered a tyre burst and in the process collided head on with two other speeding commuter buses heading towards the Ibadan axis of the Expressway, with one of them in the process attempting to wrongfully overtake within the diversion area.
The details of the vehicles are , KTU93XW a yellow coloured MAZDA BUS, the second Vehicle is a white Toyota Bus with registration number KEY847XA, and the third Vehicle with registration number KAB97XA is a MAN DIESEL TRUCK.
Oladele said four men, seven women and the two children lost there lives in the .unfortunate incident.