Auto crash claims 2, injures 4 on Lagos-Badagry Expressway

Two persons on Monday lost their lives on the spot, while four others sustained different degrees of injury, in an auto-crash on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

The Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Badagry, Mr Williams Manga, confirmed the incident to newsmen, saying it occurred at about 5:46 am, at the Ibereko section of the expressway.

“Our personnel were alerted about the accident around 6:12 am, and we got to the scene exactly 6:20 am.

“The Toyota Camry with dealer registration number 01-6897DLA with seven persons –four male and three female, was coming from a popular hotel when the accident occurred.

“The vehicle somersaulted many times on the old Badagry expressway, to the other side, leaving two dead, while four sustained varying degrees of injury.

“One of them was not affected by the accident at all,” he said.

According to him, the likely cause of the accident was excessive speeding, adding that the four injured persons were taken to General Hospital in Badagry for treatment, while the corpse of the two others were deposited at the mortuary of the hospital.

The unit commander said that sensitisation programmes were organised for motorists plying Agbara-Badagry expressway on the need to reduce their speed on the highway.

“This is not the first time, this will happen, the command has continuously warmed motorists on menace of excessive speeding, but some will not listen.

“Avoid excessive speeding, adhere to speed limits and conduct routine vehicle checks for prompt detection and replacement of faulty motor parts before leaving your houses. This is an important way of minimising accidents on our roads,” he said.

Auto crash claims 2, injures 4 on Lagos-Badagry Expressway

2 thoughts on “Auto crash claims 2, injures 4 on Lagos-Badagry Expressway”

Leave a Comment