Ogun multiple accident kills two, injures seven

TWO persons including a minor were presumed dead while seven others were injured, in a multiple accident, which occured on Saturday, at Gbuguda/ Ewekoro area of Ogun State.

The incident occurred at about 7.32am, inbound Abeokuta.

Vehicles involved were a Ford painted in colour Brown with number plate AAA 449 XB, Toyota Sienna with number plate KRD 900 GV and tricycle with number plate AKM 791 VP.

According to eyewitnesses’ account, the driver of the Toyota Sienna was on high speed and in an attempt to avoid a pot hole, lost control and ran into the Ford and tricycle waiting to pick passengers by the road side.

Coincidentally, it ran into commuters waiting to board buses to various destinations.

In the process, a minor (whose mother survived the incident) and an elderly man, were presumed dead, while seven other commuters were injured.

A male adult was said to have survived unhurt.

It was gathered that the driver of the Toyota Sienna has been arrested and taken to Itori Divisional Police Station, with other accidented vehicles involved in the multiple crash.

Those injured were said to be taken to the General Hospital, Ifo while the presumed dead were deposited at a morgue.

The rescue operation was jointly performed by both state and federal agencies in the state

Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Emergency Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi commiserated with the families of the deceased saying, “TRACE is again admonishing drivers to please regulate their speed and avoid speeding, while traders are urged to stop displaying their wares on the road and commuters should always stand at designated bus-stops to board vehicles to their destinations. “

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