One dies in Ogun road crash

Ogun accident scene. Photo Credit: FRSC

One person has been reported dead in a road crash that occurred along Ayedere village in the Obada area of Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State on Saturday.

The spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday.

Akinbiyi said the accident involved three persons with two of the victims sustaining injuries.

He attributed the accident to speeding, saying it led the vehicle to tumbled to the opposite section of the highway due to loss of control and the slippery nature of the road.

The TRACE spokesperson added that the impact of the crash led to the death of one of the occupants of the Volkswagen bus with number plate APP 77 YD while two others were left with injuries.

He said, “According to eyewitness accounts, the driver of the Volkswagen Bus was driving outward from Abeokuta to Ifo at excessive speed in the rain before losing control of the vehicle.

“The vehicle thereafter somersaulted and tumbled into the inward lane (for those driving inward Abeokuta). Fortunately, no vehicle was driving inward Abeokuta at the time which could have been more catastrophic.”

Akinbiyi added that the injured persons and the dead victims were taken to the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta for medical attention and depositing of the dead body.

“However, out of the three occupants in the vehicle, only one lost his life by the time they were rescued at Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, for medical attention, but the remaining two were injured including the driver.

“While TRACE commiserates with the family of the deceased, motorists are again warned against excessive speed especially now that the rains are here given its attendant consequences,” he added.

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