Fourteen individuals sustained injuries as a result of a multi-vehicle collision that transpired on Sunday at the Magboro junction along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to information gathered by PUNCH Metro, the incident occurred around 8:30 am and involved three vehicles. Reportedly, a Mazda bus collided with the rear of a yellow commercial bus at the junction, leading to the loss of control of the vehicles involved and the subsequent collision.
Residents who were present at the scene after the accident recounted that the impact from the Mazda bus severely damaged the yellow bus.
Salami Idris, a driver who transports passengers from Magboro to the Mowe area of the expressway, shared that he narrowly escaped the collision. He mentioned that both he and his passengers could have been victims of the incident.
Idris explained, “The Mazda bus, which was carrying passengers, was speeding. It struck the yellow bus from behind, causing the bus to veer towards the sloped part of the junction where motorcycle taxi operators usually stationed themselves. Our safety was safeguarded by divine intervention. The driver of the Mazda sustained a serious hand injury, with visible fractures.”
Ahmed, a motorcyclist who was present at the scene, reported observing officials from the Federal Road Safety Corps tending to the injured victims. He expressed concerns that there might have been fatalities in the collision.
However, Florence Okpe, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector of the FRSC, clarified that no fatalities had occurred. She stated that 21 passengers were involved in the collision, with 14 of them sustaining injuries.
Okpe elaborated, saying, “No lives were lost. The incident involved multiple vehicles, a total of three. The individuals affected numbered 21, out of which 14 suffered injuries – eight males and six females. The collision resulted from excessive speed and unsafe overtaking, causing one of the vehicles to lose control.”