Five persons including four males and a female reportedly lost their lives late last night in the Maryland area of Lagos State.
A statement by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command said the command received a distress call at 23:20 yesterday of the accident which occurred at Maryland inward Ojota end of Ikorodu Road.
The statement.signed by Route Commander, Olabisi Sonusi, FRSC Public Education Officer further stated that upon arrival at the incident scene, it discovered that an articulated truck with registration number YYB-112XA, a Lagos coloured commercial bus (danfo) with registration number KRD-672XE and a tipper laden with granite with registration number unknown were involved in a multiple crashes.
Mr Sonusi stated that further investigation revealed that the trailer, en route to Anthony, lost control and ran across the kerb onto the oncoming tipper and commercial bus loaded with passengers.
“A total of Fifteen (15) people (12 males, 3 females) were involved in the crash while 5 adults (4 males and 1 female) lost their lives as a result of fatal head injuries while others were rushed to a nearby hospital by first responders.
“The dead bodies have been handed over to SEHMU at the scene and the crashed vehicles recovered off the road”, the release said.
The release said the combined efforts of LASEMA Officials alongside FRSC, Nigeria Police and LASAMBUS were on the ground for the recovery. It also quoted the Sector Commander FRSC Lagos Sector Command Corps, Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide has again reiterated that the Command will continue to do the needful with strict enforcement and advocacy.
“The Sector Commander commiserate with the families of the deceased and wish the injured quick recovery”/