2 die, 13 injured in Ogun road crash - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, April 13, 2024

2 die, 13 injured in Ogun road crash

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has disclosed that two persons lost their lives while 13 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a road crash that occurred along Ijebu-Ode-Ore expressway.

Spokesperson of the Ogun State sector of FRSC, Florence Okpe, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, the State capital.

According to Okpe, the fatal crash occurred at about 1210hrs on Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode section of the expressway after J3 junction.

She said, two vehicles; Toyota haice Bus with registration number GUE59ZY, belonging to Iyare Motors and a Truck, with registration number BGT94LG", were involved in the accident.

Okpe said, "15 people were involved in the crash which comprised of 10 male adult and 05 female adult and a total of 13 people sustained injuries and 02 persons were recorded death from the crash ( 02 male adult)".

"02 vehicles were involved with registration numbers GUE59ZY TOYOTA HAICE BUS belonging to Iyare motors and a Truck BGT94LG". 

Okpe added that the suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed and the bus driver rammed into a stationary truck  from the rear who  parked on a hard shoulder of the road.

"The injured victims were taken to Hope Hospital in J4 and the corpses were deposited at the General Hospital morgue Ijebu-Ode".

The Ogun State Sector Commander, Anthony Uga cautioned motorists on wrong parking of vehicles on the highway and that if there is any brake down, there should be caution signs display to alert other road users. 

He further advised motorists to shun speed and drive defensively. 

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