A fatal multiple accident occurred at Fidiwo on the Ibadan – Lagos expressway on Saturday 28 April 2018 . A total of two vehicles were involved.
A Lagos yellow intra city bus with registration number number AAA 886 XR , a Ford Transit bus travelling from Lagos to Ilorin who on high speed was overtaking wrongfully and collided with a Volvo truck, black coloured with registration number LSD 138XQ.
The Ford Transit Bus was earlier flagged down for speeding by FRSC patrol team that noticed the speed of the passenger bus, but he ignored the flag down order and even abused the patrol team with the use of his hand, but unfortunately barely driving five minutes from the FRSC Patrol team that cautioned him for speeding, the bus collided with the truck travelling from the opposite direction.
A total of 20 People comprising 11 Male adults and 9 female adults were involved .The total number of people killed were 12 comprising 6 male adults and 6 female adults.
From preliminary accident investigation by the FRSC, the suspected cause of the crash was speed, wrongful overtaking which led to loss of control at the narrowed section of the road where traffic is diverted to enable repairs of the weakened bridge between FIDIWO and SANDCRETE.
The corpses of the dead passengers were deposited at FOS Mortuary, IPARA. While those injured were taken to IFEOLUWA Hospital and IMMACULATE HOSPITAL both at OGUNMAKIN.
The crash scene has been cleared for free flow of traffic by FRSC, assisted by other traffic and emergency agencies It should be noted that traffic advisory was earlier issued by FRSC on the condition of the road as a black spot, warning motorists to drive with caution around the area .
Source: New feed