Driver crushes three to death on Lagos-Ibadan highway, mob burns vehicle

Mob, on Friday night, reportedly set ablaze a Hilux Toyota vehicle after allegedly killing three people around Kara-OPIC bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The white Toyota Hilux vehicle with number plate EPE80J was said to have suffered brake failure after which it lost control and rammed into bystanders at the bus stop, killing three people and leaving two others injured.

The spokesperson for Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday.

The injured victims were reportedly taken to Lagos Emergency Centre, Ojota, for medical treatment.

Some persons at the Kara market who claimed to be relatives of the two of the deceased were said to have claimed their corpses for burial.

The other body was said to have been deposited at Idera Morgue, Sagamu

The statement partly read, “The crash occurred at about 2051hrs around Kara -OPIC bus stop.

“Six people were involved in the crash, five males and one female. Two persons were injured while three were killed and they are all male adults.

“The crash involved a Toyota Hilux white colour with registration number EPE80J.
The cause of the crash was brake failure , the vehicle loss control and ran into people standing at the bus stop.

The vehicle was set ablaze by angry people due to the killing.”

PUNCH Metro reports that this is the third reported fatal accident on this route this week

Onn Thursday, five people died while four others were injured in an accident which occurred around Fidiwo Bridge, near Ogunmakin along the expressway.

The accident which occurred at about 2:48pm involved a red prime bus with number plate MUS191HA and a golden colour Toyota Camry car with registration AKD754BG

Similarly on Wednesday, another crash around NASFAT involving two trucks and a bus, killed five people leaving 10 others injured.

  • The the fatal crash was blamed on reckless driving on the part of one of the trucks’ drivers who made sudden U-turn without trafficating causing the truck behind it and another bus to lose control and rammed into each other.

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