Five dead, seven injured in Ogun accident
At least, five persons were yesterday confirmed dead and seven others critically injured in two separate accidents, which occurred along two federal highways in Ogun State.
The first accident, in which four persons lost their lives, happened along the ever-busy Sango-Ota/Idiroko border road, while the second one occurred along the Sagamu-Benin expressway, killing one person.
The first accident, which was said to have occurred at 8:45a.m. involved an 18-seater bus marked Lagos KSF 01 XC. It had a head on collision with a truck marked Lagos LSD 491 XO.
Spokesman of the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corp (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident, explained that the driver of the bus made a wrong overtaking at a sharp bend, which resulted in the head-on collision with the truck.
“Bodies of all the dead persons, including the driver of the bus have been deposited at the Idiroko and Ilaro General Hospital, while the five others, critically injured were also admitted into the Idiroko Border General Hospital for treatment.”
Commenting on the Sagamu-Benin-Ore accident, Akinbiyi said the crash involved a Honda Civic car marked: ENUGU CW23 ENU, suspected to be travelling from Ijebu-Ode to the eastern part of the country when the incident occurred.
He said eyewitnesses’ account had it that the truck, marked Dangote, rammed over the Honda Civic car with three occupants at Olorunpodo village, along the expressway around 9:30a.m.
The body, Akinbiyi said had been deposited at the Ijebu-Ode general hospital morgue while the injured are receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.
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