At least six passengers narrowly escaped death in a multiple vehicle crash on Wednesday near the OPIC Estate community in the Isheri Olofin area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The accident involved four vehicles: an unregistered diesel truck, a Yutong luxury bus (registration number KPP 921 ZW), a Ford bus (registration number EPE 365 YD), and another Ford bus (registration number KGW 13 XA).

A police source, speaking anonymously, reported that the crash was caused by the diesel truck driver losing control, causing the truck to swerve and collide with three vehicles stuck in traffic. All passengers survived, though two were seriously injured and were quickly transported by Good Samaritans and police officers to the Lagos State Emergency Clinic at the Old Tollgate, Ojota, for treatment.

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Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident, stating that no lives were lost. She commended the police officers for their swift response in rescuing the injured victims, who are now recovering.

“On May 22, 2024, at around 11:00 PM, a serious multi-vehicle accident occurred near the OPIC Estate community on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Isheri Olofin, outbound Lagos. The vehicles involved included an unregistered diesel truck, a Yutong luxury bus (KPP 921 ZW), a Ford bus (EPE 365 YD), and another Ford bus (KGW 13 XA). The diesel truck lost control and crashed into the other vehicles stopped in traffic, resulting in serious injuries to two passengers. Emergency responders and police officers, with the help of Good Samaritans, transported the injured to the Lagos State Emergency Clinic. Efforts were made to clear the vehicles from the road to alleviate the traffic jam. The case is under investigation,” Odutola explained.

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