Lone accident claims four lives on Sagamu-Benin Expressway

No fewer than four persons were confirmed dead on Friday in a lone accident involving a Toyota Camry car at Area J3 on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway.

Florence Okpe, Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

Okpe, who spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, explained that the accident occurred at 11:40am and was caused by excessive speed on the part of the driver, which led to loss of control.

She said that the vehicle, marked: BDG 184 FY, veered off the road and somersaulted into a swamp.

She said: “A total of four persons, three men and one woman, were involved and they all died from the lone crash.

“The suspected cause of the lone crash was excessive speed, which led to loss of control and the vehicle veered off the road and somersaulted into a swamp.”

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Okpe explained that the deceased were deposited at the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital morgue.

The Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, advised motorists taking long journey to always have 15 minutes rest after four hours drive to avoid fatigue while driving and also go within the stipulated speed limit.

Uga sympathised with the family of the victims, enjoining them to contact FRSC Ogbere for more information about the crash.

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