In a single accident on the Ososa Bridge in the Odogboolu Local Government District, Ogun State, seven travelers were died and seven others were injured to varying degrees.
The accident happened around 12: 20 am on Christmas Saturday and involved a Mercedes- Benz Marco Polo luxury bus without a registration number.Florence Okpe, a public education officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps of the State Department Headquarters, confirmed the incident.
Onitsha, an Izuchukwu Motors bus, took off from Ojuelegba in Lagos on Saturday night, according to Okpe.”In total, there were 63 people,” she said, “40 male adults, 15 female adults, 5 male children, and 3 female children.”Three adult men and four adult women were among the seven people hurt. A total of 7 people died in the crash (three male adults and four female adults).” The 49 people on record were not injured (34 male adults, 7 female adults, 5 boys, and 3 girls.”
A FRSC spokesperson attributed the separate accident to suspected illegal overtaking and loss of control.She added that when the body of the deceased was stored in the morgue of the State Hospital in Ijeb Ode, the injured victim had been taken care of.
She said: ” We contacted the Nigerian Police Force MTD from Odogbolu. The crashed vehicle was handed over to the police and the obstacles on the road were cleared.”
District Commander FRSC Ogun District Command warns motorists of dangerous driving, especially during periods of frequent vehicle movement and night travel when visibility is low.
” He recommends drivers to be cautious, drive at a reasonable pace, avoid traveling at night, and follow all traffic laws and regulations.
” The department commander offered condolences to the crash victims’ families and directed them to contact the FRSC Ijebu- Ode Force Command for additional information on the incident.