Three dead, nine injured in Ogun road accident

CITIZENS COMPASS– THREE persons reportedly died on Sunday in an autocrash at Fidiwo bridge, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ogun State axis.

Vehicles involved were a Nissan car with number plate, LSR377BL, and a Toyota Sienna bus marked, ABJ24XV.

According to Florence Okpe, Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command said 14 persons: nine male adults, four female adults and a male child were involved in the accident out of which three died.

She said six male adults and three female adults sustained injuries in the accident.

“A total of three persons were recorded dead, one male adult, one female adult and one male child,” Florence Okpe, the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun said.

Okpe said that two vehicles were involved in the crash, a Nissan car with registration number, LSR377BL, and a Toyota Sienna bus marked, ABJ24XV.

She attributed the possible causes of the crash were speeding, tyre burst and loss of control.

“The Nissan car driver, while speeding, had a tyre bust. It lost control and rammed into the sienna vehicle,” he said.

Okpe added that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital in Ogere, while the bodies of the deceased were deposited at the State Hospital, Isara.

The Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, while commiserating with the family of the victims, advised motorists to always do what he called “vehicle parade”, by checking the vehicle tyres, engine’s light and others before embarking on any trip.

He kicked against speed violation among motorists, urging them to obey traffic regulations.

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