Auto Crash Leaves 16 Dead, Five Injured In Lagos
An auto crash involving two vehicles in the early hours of Tuesday claimed 16 lives and injured five, along Alaro City, the Epe area of Lagos State.
The tragic incident involving two vehicles: a white commercial bus with plate number KTN 262YJ and an articulated truck with an unknown plate number, was attributed to impaired visibility and reckless driving within the construction corridor.
Twenty-three male adults were involved in the crash; while 16 died, five were critically injured, and two suffered no injuries.
Confirming the accident, the Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Command, noted that the crash occurred at 03:00 am and was caused by impaired visibility due to reckless driving.
A statement by the FRSC Public Education Officer of the command, Olabisi Sonusi, revealed that the five injured victims have been hospitalized.
It partly read, “The vehicles involved in the crash were a white bus with Registration number KTN 262YJ and an Articulated truck (Registration Number unknown
“FRSC operatives and other emergency management agencies are on the ground, ensuring prompt recovery and evacuation of all crashed vehicles.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos Sector Command Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, therefore, advised motorists to always avoid night journey because of impaired visibility at that hour.
“He also admonished the motoring public always to observe construction signage and speed limits at such zones.
“Ogungbemide is also using this medium to commiserate with the families of the deceased while wishing the injured quick recovery.”