An early morning auto crash claimed the lives of five persons and injured one on Sunday, November 12.
The fatal crash which occurred at about 6:09 am at Ososa junction corridor of the expressway involved unmarked vehicles—a Mack truck and a Honda Accord car.
It was learnt that the accident occurred when the speeding Honda Accord had a side collision with the truck while wrongfully trying to overtake it.
Also, the Chief Route Commander and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Public Education Officer for Sector Commander Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe in a release on behalf of the Sector Commander Ogun Sector Command, CC Anthony Uga, said the remains of the dead were deposited at the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital.
Okpe quoted Uga as describing the crash as an avoidable one if caution had been taken, adding that the sector commander had advised motorists to stop making quick turns on the expressway and urged them to use the intersection or the proper turning point.
She stated: “A total of 08 persons were involved 07 male adults and 01 female adult. 01 person was injured and 05 persons were recorded death 04 male adults and 01 female adult while 02 persons were unhurt.
“The injured victim was taken to General Hospital Ijebu-Ode and the dead bodies were deposited at the same Hospital morgue.
The Corps also sympathised with the families of the victims and advised them to contact FRSC Ijebu-ode Command for more information about the crash
By Ernest Nwokolo
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