Accident claims another 5 lives Thursday night in Ogun


Five persons were confirmed dead while two others sustained  injuries on Thursday night  in another road accident involving a Toyota Camry car and Man diesel truck at Honda  on the Ota -Idiroko road in Ogun. 

Mr Ahmed Umar,  the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. 

Umar noted that the accident was caused by excessive speeding and reckless driving by the driver of the Camry car which led to loss of control. 

The sector commander explained that the accident occurred at 11:45pm and it involved a Toyota Camry marked APP 583 G and the Man diesel truck with no registration number. 

“The suspected causes  of the  crash   was excessive speed , dangerous driving which led to loss of control on the path  of the Camry car  driver and rammed into a stationed  truck that was well packed off the road,” he said. 

He said that seven people were involved in the accident, comprising of five men and two women,  saying that the people were injured while five persons died in the accident. 

The FRSC boss noted that the  injured victims were taken to Cranft Hospital, Otta  for medical treatment while the deceased were deposited at the General Hospital, Otta.

The sector commander opined that  the crash was avoidable , advising motorists to avoid excessive speed and dangerous driving  and also obey traffic rules and regulations.

The FRSC boss commiserated with the victims of the crash and the family,  enjoining them to contact the FRSC command in Otta  for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene of the crash.

It would be recalled that no fewer than five persons also died on Thursday morning in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a Scania truck at Ayetoro /Indomie on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. 

The accident occurred at 9:20am.

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