As the spate of accident on the Nigerian road has remained unabated, three persons have been confirmed dead and eight others injured in two separate accidents along the Sagamu-Benin-Ore Expressway in Ogun State.
This was disclosed in statement on Monday by the Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe.
According to Okpe, the first accident occurred on Sunday around 9.30pm after J4 Ogbere on the Benin-Ore Expressway in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, adding that the crash involved two vehicles: a Toyota Hiace bus with the number plate, APP 86 7XZ, and a truck with the number plate, KJA376 XN.
Okpe specifically disclosed in the statement that 10 persons were involved in the crash.
“Eight were injured, comprising three male adults and five female adults. Unfortunately, two deaths were recorded from the crash.“The suspected cause was speed, which led to loss of control.
“The injured victims were taken to the state general hospital, Ijebu-Ode, while the dead were deposited at the morgue.
“The sector commander, FRSC, Ogun State, cautioned motorists against excessive speed, especially at night when visibility is poor. He also commiserated with the families of the deceased and asked them to contact the FRSC Ogbere Outpost for more information.”
Meanwhile, on the second accident, which involved a truck that plunged into the Ososa River, Okpe said one person was confirmed dead, Okpe noted that the incident occurred around 7am on Monday on the Ososa Bridge and involved a trailer loaded with cement.
“The suspected cause of the lone crash was speed that led to loss of control.