5 Killed, 14 Injured In Ibadan-Abeokuta Express Road Accident



At least five persons have been confirmed dead, 14 others with injuries in an accident involving two vehicles at Odeda town along Abeokuta-Ibadan Expressway.

The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday said that the accident happened at about 9.20 p.m. on Friday.

Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commandant of FRSC, in Ota, Ogun, explained that a MADZA bus with registration number MUS 367 XU conveying passengers from Ibadan to Abeokuta lost control due to dangerous driving and had a collision with a truck.

He added that the truck with no registration number crushed the passengers inside the commuter bus and trapped them inside the bus.

The sector commandant said that 19 persons were involved in the accident that resulted to the death of five persons, while 14 others sustained various degrees of injury.

“The corpses of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijaye, Ogun, while the survivors were also receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun,” he said.

Oladele said that the obstruction had been cleared off the expressway to prevent further disaster.

The FRSC boss commiserated with the families of the victims and cautioned drivers to resist driving dangerously to avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes.

He also implored passengers and the general public that notice vehicles driving recklessly to contact the Corps through the FRSC toll free number 122.

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