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One dead, seven injured in Lagos-Ibadan road crash

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, tragedy struck on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as a lone accident claimed the life of one individual and left seven others injured. The incident involved a Daf truck transporting both passengers and cattle near the Ogunmakin area.

At approximately 6:10 am, the ill-fated crash occurred, involving a total of 15 individuals, all adult males. Investigations revealed that a burst tire led to the driver losing control of the vehicle, ultimately resulting in the fatal accident.

Florence Okpe, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), conveyed this unfortunate news through an official statement to the press. According to Okpe, the injured victims were promptly transported to Victory Hospital Ogere for urgent medical attention.

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The vehicle involved in the accident was a Daf truck with no visible registration. The FRSC cited burst tire and excessive speed as the suspected causes of the crash. The immediate response from FRSC operatives was crucial in managing the situation and ensuring the smooth flow of traffic. To facilitate the removal of the obstruction caused by the crash, traffic was efficiently diverted to the other lane.

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Simultaneously, on the same expressway, another incident unfolded involving a tanker carrying kerosene. The tanker overturned on the long bridge, spilling its contents and causing a traffic snarl. Fortunately, no fatalities or injuries were reported from this second accident.

FRSC personnel swiftly intervened, managing the fallen kerosene tanker situation. Precautionary measures, such as cordoning off the area to prevent secondary accidents, were implemented. Additional tanker support was called in for the careful trans-loading of the spilled kerosene. Throughout this process, FRSC operatives strategically positioned themselves at various points for effective traffic control.

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In summary, the FRSC played a pivotal role in handling two separate incidents on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, ensuring the safety of those involved, managing traffic disruptions, and addressing the aftermath of these unfortunate events.

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