Six lives were claimed in a horrible accident that happened on Tuesday morning around Ajede Ogbere in Ijebu Ode-Ore on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway.
The accident was confirmed by Mr Ahmed Umar, the sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corpse in Ogun saying it was a tragic incident involving three vehicles, a Mazda bus makred JJJ 862 XV, a Toyota Sienna with registration number KRD 306 BJ and a Mercedes Benz with registration number AGL 05 XZ.
An overtaking which went wrong led to the accident that happened at 12:01 am. The driver of the Luxurious Mercedes Benz lost control of the vehicle.
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According to Ahmed, six persons were declared dead out of the 39 people who were involved in the accident, 25 of which are males and the remaining 14 being females.
He said, “The suspected causes of the multiple crashes were wrongful overtaking and excessive speed on the part of the Luxurious bus driver which led to the loss of control.
“The luxurious bus hit the incoming Sienna car and the Mazda bus.
“Immediately, the driver ran away because all the occupant in the Sienna vehicle lost their lives while those in the Mazda bus sustained injuries.”
The remains of the departed souls were deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital Ijebu Ode while four others who sustained severe injuries were rushed to the same hospital for medical treatment.
He took the chance to urge drivers to desist from careless driving and over speeding. The FRSC boss sympathized with the families of the victims and adjured them to reach out to the FRSC Command in Ogbere to claim the belongings of the victims.