The incident occurred just after midday along the expressway.
Three persons have been confirmed dead while four others have sustained varying degrees of injuries after a vehicle rammed into motorcycles on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The incident which occurred at around 12:30 pm on Thursday happened at Arepo Bus Stop in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
According to reports, the vehicle, identified as a Toyota Corolla, lost control and ran into five motorcycles whose operators were waiting to pick up passengers at the Bus-Stop.
Upon arrival at the scene, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed that the accident involved a vehicle and five motorcycles.
The FRSC Public Relations Officer, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe, disclosed in a statement the suspected cause of the accident was speed, which ultimately led to the vehicle losing control and crashing onto the five motorcycles.
“A fatal crash occurred at about 1230 hours on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway around Arepo Bus-stop,” she said.
“A total of eight persons were involved which comprised seven male adults and one female adult.
“Four persons were injured, one female adult and three male adults. One person was unhurt.
“A total of three persons were killed and all male adults.”
She further disclosed that the victims of the accident who sustained injuries have been taken to Beachland Hospital, Arepo for medical attention, while she also symphatizes with the families of the deceased.
“The MTD Police Warewa took custody of the crashed vehicles and obstruction cleared off.
“The Sector Commander FRSC Ogun reiterated on speed violation and advised motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations.”