Three persons, including a woman, on Thursday morning lost their lives, while 14 others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred at the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Mr Michael Akindele, General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Akindele said that the accident, involving a commercial bus with registration No. KRD 326 XG and an articulated truck, occurred at about 5.36 a.m.
He said that officials of the emergency response team had to use light duty equipment to cut through to rescue some injured passengers trapped in the commercial vehicle.
“A total of 17 passengers were said to be in the commercial vehicle. Nine passengers sustained serious injuries, while five others sustained minor injuries,’’ Akindele said.
According to him, the injured passengers and the truck driver were rushed down to the trauma centre for medical attention.
Akindele advised motorists against reckless driving, urging them to drive within the appropriate speed limits to avoid accidents. (NAN)