Two persons have reportedly died on Monday while four others sustained injury in an auto-crash on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Mr Williams Manga, Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Badagry, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident occurred at about 5.46 a.m. at the Ibereko section of the expressway.
“Our personnel were alerted about the accident around 6.12 a.m., and we got to the scene at exactly 6.20 a.m.
“The Toyota Camry with dealer registration number 01-6897DLA and seven passengers—four male and three female—was coming from a popular hotel when the accident occurred.
“The vehicle somersaulted many times on the old Badagry expressway, to the other side, leaving two dead while four sustained varying degrees of injury.
“One of them was not affected by the accident at all,” he said.
He said that the likely cause of the accident was excessive speeding.
Manga said that the four injured persons were taken to the General Hospital in Badagry for treatment, while the corpses of the two others were deposited at the mortuary of the hospital.
The unit commander said that sensitization programmes were organised for motorists plying the Agbara-Badagry expressway on the need to reduce their speed on the highway.
“This is not the first time this will happen; the command has continuously warned motorists about the menace of excessive speeding, but some will not listen.
“Avoid excessive speeding, adhere to speed limits, and conduct routine vehicle checks for prompt detection and replacement of faulty motor parts before leaving your house. This is an important way of minimising accidents on our roads,” he said.
The Medical Director, General Hospital, Badagry, Dr Olatunde Bakare, said that victims of the accident were brought in around 7.30 a.m.
“The injured persons are presently receiving treatment at the emergency unit of the hospital, while two dead bodies are in the mortuary,” he said.
He urged motorists plying the Lagos-Badagry expressway to reduce their speed on the road.
“Accident victims are being brought to the hospital daily,” he said.