At least sixteen people have died and five injured after two vehicles clashed on Tuesday morning along Alaro City, Epe area of Lagos State.
Apart from the 16 passengers that passed on, five were critically injured, while two suffered no injuries.
After making findings on the reason for the clash which occurred at 03:00 am, the Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Command, disclosed that the crash was caused by impaired visibility due to reckless driving.
According to a statement by the FRSC Public Education Officer of the command, Olabisi Sonusi, five injured victims have been admitted in the hospital.
The statement read in part, “The vehicles involved in the crash were a white bus with Registration number KTN 262YJ and an Articulated truck (Registration Number unknown).
“FRSC operatives and other emergency management agencies are on ground, ensuring prompt recovery and evacuation of all crashed vehicles.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos Sector Command Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, therefore, advised motorists to always avoid night journey because of impaired visibility at that hour.
“He also admonished the motoring public always to observe construction signage and speed limits at such zones.
“Ogungbemide is also using this medium to commiserate with the families of the deceased, while wishing the injured quick recovery.”