Multiple Fatalities on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Due to Dangerous Driving: FRSC Chief Route Commander

Lagos, Nigeria – The Federal Road Safety Corps has determined that the recent series of fatal accidents resulting in the deaths of at least five individuals in the Nasrul-Lahi-Li Fathi Society of Nigeria area along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway were primarily caused by reckless driving. Chief Route Commander Florence Okpe confirmed that the collisions resulted in injuries to approximately 10 passengers, with the involvement of two trucks and a commercial bus.

Eyewitness Oladele Abraham revealed that one of the truck drivers’ reckless behavior led to an unavoidable collision with another truck and a commercial bus. Abraham, a roadside mechanic in the area, recounted how the tragic incident unfolded due to a sudden U-turn made without warning by one of the truck drivers, resulting in a chain reaction of collisions involving multiple vehicles and leaving several passengers injured.

In response to the accidents, FRSC Chief Route Commander Okpe disclosed that a total of 15 individuals were affected, with 10 sustaining serious injuries and five tragically losing their lives in the crashes. The vehicles involved were identified as a DAF truck with registration number KUT561ZZ, a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number GGE84YF, and a Man diesel truck without a visible registration number.

The cause of the accidents was attributed to dangerous driving practices, particularly the abrupt U-turn made without signaling to alert other drivers on the road. Okpe emphasized the need for motorists to prioritize safety by avoiding speeding and adopting a defensive driving approach to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

Following the rescue operation, the injured victims were taken to Famobi Hospital Mowe, while the deceased were transported to Idera Hospital morgue in Sagamu. The Sector Commander warned that any driver involved in a crash resulting in fatalities will be prosecuted to deter reckless driving behavior among motorists. The FRSC, police, and other agencies collaborated in managing the aftermath of the accidents and emphasized the importance of responsible driving to prevent further incidents along the corridor axis.