A container-laden truck yesterday crushed an 18-seater commercial bus on Illishan-Sagamu junction axis of the Sagamu/Benin Expressway, Sun reports.
According to reports, the passengers who were mainly students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, died on the spot. The driver of the bus also died.
The accident was said to have occurred when the container-laden truck driving against traffic had a fatal collision with the commercial bus conveying the passengers.
The Commander of the state-owned Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ijebu-Ode, Commander Tommy Hamzat. who was at the scene when the accident occurred, said the truck driver who was driving against traffic collided with the commercial bus, killing all the occupants, including the bus driver.
“The bus was facing Lagos, though, I don’t know where it was coming from. The container-laden truck with no load in it was coming from Sagamu side, but it was driving against the traffic and that resulted in the collision, which eventually claimed the lives of the innocent people” an eye witness said.