By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta
No fewer than five people died while 14 others were injured in an accident that occurred along Abeokuta – Ibadan expressway.
The accident, according to the Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Clement Oladele, occurred on Friday, July 12 at Odeda axis of the expressway.
Oladele disclosed that the accident involved two vehicles: a MAZDA BUS with registration number MUS367XU, conveying passengers and an IVECO TRUCK with no registration number.
“The suspected cause of fatal crash was dangerous driving. The truck crushed the passengers inside the commuter bus and trapped them inside the bus”, Oladele said.
The injured victims have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, while the corpses have been deposited at the Morgue of the General Hospital Ijaye also in Abeokuta.
The Sector Commander cautioned drivers to desist from driving dangerously to avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes and urged passengers and the general public to report reckless drivers to the FRSC through the toll free number, 112.