No fewer than four people lost their lives in three separate road accidents in different part of Ogun state on Friday, while about 35 others were seriously injured.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State command, Commander Clement Oladele disclosed that no fewer than 57 people were involved in the accidents that happened in different parts of the State.
Oladele who spoke through the route Commander, Florence Okpe in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta explained that 29 male adults and 22 female adults with six children were involved in the accidents.
He explained that the accidents were due to excessive driving and violation of traffic rules.
The Sector Commander in the statement said, “a total of three road traffic crashes were recorded on Friday 27, December 2019 across Ogun State.
“The first crash occurred at about 0710hrs on the Ore-Ijebu- Ode Expressway after the RCC Construction Company Yard.
“A total of 22 persons were involved which comprised 15 Male Adults, 04 Female Adults and 3 Children.
“Number injured were 13 (10 Male Adults and 3 Female Adults) One person was unfortunately killed, a Female Adult, 03 vehicles were involved with registration numbers KJA 977 FD, a Honda Pilot SUV; AG L258 AP, a Toyota PICNIC and FFN 73 LG, a Toyota HIACE Bus.
“The suspected cause of the road traffic crash were route violation, excessive speed and dangerous driving on the part of the Honda Pilot SUV who drove against traffic.
“The injured victims were rescued to the State Hospital Ijebu Ode for medical attention while the corpse of those killed victim was deposited at the same Hospital Morgue.
“The second crash occurred at about 1547hrs on the Ibadan- Lagos Expressway around Lufuape (AP TURNING POINT).
“A total of 17 persons were involved comprising 4 Male Adults; 10 Female Adults and 3 children. Number injured were 09 (06 Female Adults and 03 Male Adults). Unfortunately, 3 deaths were recorded from the crash made up of 2 Female Adults and 1 Female Child.
“The lone crash involved a Toyota Hummer Bus with
registration number KSF 272 XM.
“The victims were rescued to Idera Hospital, Sagamu while the corpses of the victims killed were deposited at the same Hospital’s Morgue.
“The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed within construction area which led to the loss of control.
“The third crash occurred at about 1750hrs on the Abeokuta- Sagamu Corridor around the Muhammadu Buhari Estate, Abeokuta which involved a MAZDA BUS with registration number AAA 921 XT.
“A total of 18 persons were involved comprising 10 Male Adults and 08 Female Adults.
“A total of 13 persons sustained injuries but with no death recorded from the crash.
“The suspected cause of the road crash was mechanical deficiency (broken propeler) which led to loss of control.”