Four persons were feared dead in an accident involving a Ford bus and a Mack trailer on Wednesday morning on the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway.
Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed the figure to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta.
Oladele said that the accident happened at 4:45am near the Ijebu Ode Toll Gate.
The sector commander said that the accident was caused by loss of control by the driver of the black truck with registration number XB 111 LSD.
According to him, the loss of control led to a collision of the truck with the white bus marked LSD 766 XS.
“The accident occurred at about 4:45a.m. near Ijebu Ode Toll Gate, leading to the death of four people trapped in the bus conveying passengers and woods.
“The crash is suspected to have been caused by loss of control, when a truck which had earlier parked, suddenly attempted to join the road corridor.
“A Mack truck moving in the same direction, in an attempt to avoid colliding with the truck entering the road, swerved away from the slow lane to the fast lane.
“The bus travelling behind on the fast lane was too fast and could not stop but ran into the truck that swerved from slow to the fast lane.
“The crash resulted in the death of the four passengers in the bus,’’ he said.
Oladele said that the bodies of the victims had been taken to the Ijebu Ode General Hospital Mortuary, adding that obstructions at the accident scene had been cleared.
He urged motorists to drive cautiously and obey all traffic rules and regulations.
The sector commander also advised motorists to avoid joining a road corridor suddenly or interfering with moving traffic.