No fewer than four persons lost their lives while 11 others sustained injuries in a lone accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Sunday.
It was gathered that the accident occurred at 9:59am around Foton bus stop, Aiyetoro axis of the highway.
The spokesman of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps(TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi said that the tyre of the commercial vehicle burst on motion, making the vehicle to summersault into a ditch
According to him, 15 passengers, which include three men and 12 women, were involved in the crash, adding that three men and one woman died in the accident.
“According to an eyewitness account, the bus marked AGL 989 YA was coming from Ibadan inbound Lagos when its tyre burst on the driver’s side at Ayetoro axis on the expressway which led the bus to ‘summersault’ into a ditch,” he said.
Akinbiyi noted that the deceased’s bodies have been deposited at Idera morgue, Sagamu, while the injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe.
He called on drivers to avoid speeding and adhere to traffic rules and regulations.