Ogun State Mourns: Six Lives Lost, 20 Injured in Auto Accidents

Ogun State Mourns: Six Lives Lost, 20 Injured in Auto Accidents
Ogun: Six dead, 20 injured in three road crashes, FRSC says

Ogun State Mourns: Six Lives Lost, 20 Injured in Auto Accidents

Three separate accidents in Ogun State on Monday resulted in the deaths of six individuals and injuries to 20 others, according to a statement by the spokesperson for the Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Florence Okpe.

The first crash occurred at Fidiwo on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway around 3:40 am, involving a Toyota bus and a Golf car. Two lives were lost in this accident, with two others sustaining injuries.

The second crash happened on the Ijebu-Ode-Ore-Benin Expressway, after Ajede junction, around 5:18 am. A Toyota bus was involved, leading to three fatalities and injuries to 17 individuals out of the 20 passengers.

The third accident occurred at about 2 am on the Ijebu-Ode-Ore-Benin Expressway after the Ajebamidele bridge. A luxury bus traveling to the South-East collided with a parked IVECO truck, resulting in one death and injuries to two passengers out of the 29 individuals involved.

The causes of these accidents were attributed to factors such as wrongful overtaking, excessive speed, loss of control, and road obstruction.

The injured victims were taken to various hospitals for treatment, while the deceased were deposited at morgues.

The Sector Commander of FRSC in Ogun, Anthony Uga, urged motorists to drive cautiously and ensure they have sufficient rest to prevent fatigue, emphasizing the importance of road safety measures.

He also extended condolences to the families of the victims, praying for strength during this difficult time.

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