• News - South West - Ogun
  • Updated: January 14, 2023

Ogun Motor Accident Claims Ten Lives

Ten passengers on Saturday morning lost their lives as a result of a road crash in Ogun State.

The accident occurred when a bus rammed into a truck at about 4:30 am on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, around the Oniworo area.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Sector Command disclosed that a total of 19 persons were involved in the crash, comprising 13 male and six female adults.

“Two male adults sustained injuries, 10 persons died, being seven male adults, two female adults and one female child; while the remaining persons were unhurt,” the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, said on Saturday.

Okpe stated that the accident involved a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number, KLD539XA, and a Mack container truck with no registration number attached to it.

She blamed the crash on road obstruction on the part of the truck.

"The bus driver, while at excessive speed, lost control and ran into the truck from the rear.

"The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the Ipara morgue."

The Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar while expressing displeasure that motorists refused to obey simple rules warned road users to be cautious of poor visibility due to harmattan haze

Umar also charged motorists to put on their headlamps when the weather is poor.

He cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, against non-display of caution signs whenever there is any breakdown on the road.

Umar commiserated with the family of the crash victims over the unfortunate incident.

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