A driver plying one-way route along the Lekki Epe Expressway has caused the death of four persons as his jeep collided with an oncoming commercial bus.
Adesina Tiamiyu, the general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, said the incident was reported at about 6.49am on Sunday. He said the accident involved the jeep,
a Lexus GX470 with registration number KJA-615DF and the commercial bus(KRE-302XA) that was just cleared by the ticketing officers at the toll gate.
He confirmed that four people were killed in the accident, which included three male and a female, while 16 people were seriously injured.
“A total of four fatalities were recorded which includes three adult male and an adult female. 16 casualties with severe injuries were recorded including, four adult female and 12 adult male. The driver of the jeep was transported to the General Hospital in Marina.
“The LASEMA Response Team alongside LASAMBUS, RRS, Nigeria Police Force, State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) and LCCI were responders present at the scene of the incident,” he said.
said two adult male who died at the scene were subsequently handed over to State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU while the remaining two-adult male and female were later confirmed dead.
He also said the cause of the accident would be investigated by the security operative while the State Government would also ensure prosecution of the culprit who drove against traffic to serve as deterrent of errant motorists.