The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun said that three persons died while 14 others sustained injuries in two separate accidents along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday.
Mr Clement Oladele, FRSC state Sector Commander, gave the details in a statement made available to newsmen in Ota.
Oladele explained that the first crash that involved two vehicles, a DAF Truck marked JHN 410 XA and a Mazda Bus marked KRD 290 XY, occurred at about 6.35a.m. before Isara Bridge, near Ogere.
He said that three out of the 20 people involved died while 10 others sustained various degrees of injury in the accident.
“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at FOS Isara hospital morgue, Ogun, while five of the injured have also been taken to Victory Hospital.
”Three other survivors were taken to Idera Hospital, while two other victims were taken to Sagamu General Hospital, Ogun for treatment,” he said.
The FRSC boss attributed the cause of the accident to wrongful overtaking and excessive speeding that led to lost of control on the DAF truck.
Oladele said that the second accident happened at about 2.35 p.m. at AP Turning, Lufape, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He said that nine people, including seven male adults and two female adults, were involved in the accident.
He said that four persons sustained various degrees of injury in the multiple accident.
Oladele said that the three vehicles include: Peogeot 406 Saloon car marked EPE 89 FW, a Toyota Camry marked FST 311 XJ and a Homo Truck with no registration number were involved in the multiple accident.
The FRSC boss said that the accident was also caused by excessive speeding that led to loss of control.
“No death was recorded but the injured victims were rescued and taken to Famobis Hospital Lotto, near Mowe and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, for intensive treatments,” he said.
The FRSC cautioned motorists to strictly adhere to all traffic rules and regulations and desist from speeding to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.