Three persons lost their lives in a multiple auto crash that occurred along the ever-busy Benin – Ore expressway on Tuesday morning.
While a female and two male passengers died in the accidents, 10 other persons sustained serious injuries in the crash involving a bus on the fleet of God is Good Motors transport company marked AYJ836XK and a Mercedes Benz (Mack) with registration number SKB 844AA.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, said in an attempt by the bus, which was sandwiched at the time between two trucks to overtake them, it had side collision with the truck on its left hand side, swerved and collided with the second truck.
Also, the Sector Commander, Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident, attributed the cause to “wrongful overtaking, speeding and loss of control.”
Oladele said 19 people were involved in the accident, adding that the dead had been taken to the morgue of theState Hospital Ijebu – Ode while the injured were taken to Ro’ona Hospital also in Ijebu – Ode for medical attention.
“The dead were deposited at the ijebu Ode General Hospital Mortuary, while the injured victims were taken to Ro’ona Hospital, Ijebu Ode for medical attention.
“Also, the vehicles involved were handed over to the Nigeria Police Force, Odogbolu Division,” he said.