Two nurses has been confirmed dead on Sunday April 18 2021, while 10 others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus around Akinale Village on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Spokesperson Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.
He explained that the accident, which occurred at 9:20am on Sunday, was caused by excessive speed, use of handset by the driver which resulted in his losing control of the vehicle.
He also confirmed that 18 people were involved in the accident, which comprised one male and 17 female nurses.
“One of the survivors said the driver of the Toyota Hiace bus, marked OG 49A 07, who was speeding and as well using his cellphone while driving around a bend, lost control and summersaulted several times.
“The occupants in the bus were nurses who were all heading to a party to honour a matron in one of the hospitals in Abeokuta,” he said.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi explained that the injured were immediately evacuated to Hope Hospital, Adigbe Abeokuta, while the two corpses were deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi sends out urgent Warning to motorists, To avoid excessive speed, especially during the rainy season, and also not to make use of mobile phones while driving.
He said most accidents were avoidable if rules and regulations were followed, The 2 dead nurses names are yet to be identified.