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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Auto Crash: Five Dead, 13 Critically Injured In Ogun State
No fewer than five persons were killed on Monday in an auto crash in Ayetoro Village in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.
Thirteen other persons were also critically injured in the accident.
The auto crash, which occurred around the “Eldorado” axis, involved a DAF truck with registration number (OYO) GNN
774 XA and a white Mazda passenger bus marked (LAGOS) APP 36 XA.
Sun news online gathered that the accident was caused by a white Mazda passenger bus travelling out of Lagos which rammed into a stationary DAF truck.
Witnesses said a nursing mother and two of her children were among the five persons confirmed dead in the auto crash which occurred around 1: 20 p.m.
The accident caused a heavy traffic gridlock along the expressway.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Adegoke Adetunji, and the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the auto crash, disclosed that four men and a woman were among the dead victims.
Akinbiyi attributed the cause of the accident to over-speeding and dangerous driving on the part of the driver of the Mazda passenger bus.
Akinbiyi said that the driver of the Mazda bus “wrongly” overtook another vehicle on the expressway before crashing into the truck already parked by the road side.
The FRSC Sector Commander Adetunji said 23 people were involved in the auto crash with five of them losing their lives while 16 others were critically injured.
He added that the driver of the Mazda passenger bus violated speed limits, wrongly overtook other vehicles, lost control and eventually crashed into the moving truck from the rear.
The 13 injured victims were rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) in Sagamu by TRACE officers.
The corpses of the five persons who died in the auto crash were also evacuated to the morgue of the same hospital by FRSC personnel.