Three persons died on Sunday while six others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The accident occurred at 5:50 am at the Kara turning of the highway.
The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Florence Okpe said that 18 persons – all male adults – were involved in the accident.
She said: “Six persons sustained various digress of injuries and unfortunately three persons were recorded death from the crash and the remaining people were unhurt.
“Two vehicles were involved in the accident. A Toyota Haice bus with registration number, AYB 88 XP and another vehicle with no registration number on it.
“The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed from the bus driver who made an attempt to overtake the truck, but was not successful, rather he lost control and hit the truck at the rear and the truck did not stop.
“The injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital for medical attention while the corpses were deposited at Idera Hospital morgue Sagamu”.