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Three die, 10 injured in Ogun road crash

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Multiple accidents on the Ijebu Ode-Ore expressway, Ogun State yesterday claimed three lives and injured 10 others. The accident, which occurred at about 11:00a.m. at the Odogbolu end of the highway, involved a bus on the fleet of God Is Good Motors with registration AYJ836XK and a Mercedes Benz marked SKB 844AA.

According to the spokesman of the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, the truck driver in an attempt to overtake two trucks, which had sandwiched his vehicle hit the one on the left side, swerved and collided with the second one.

However, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Clement Oladele, who also confirmed the accident, attributed it to “wrongful overtaking, speeding and loss of control.”

Oladele said 19 people were involved in the accident, adding that the dead three (a female and two male passengers) had been taken to the morgue of the state hospital in Ijebu-Ode while the injured were taken to Ro’ona Hospital, also in Ijebu-Ode for medical attention.

According to him the vehicles involved had been handed over to the Nigeria Police Force, Odogbolu Division.


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