Black Wednesday: 8 die, three others injured in Ogun multiple auto crash


Eight persons lost their lives while three others suffered varying degrees of injuries in four different auto crashes which occurred in Ogun State on Wednesday.

Three of the crashes occurred along the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway corridor while the fourth one happened at Olomore axis in Abeokuta which a commercial bus plunged from the bridge into a valley below.

In the Olomore accident, according to the Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps,  Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, a couple were inside the vehicle when the driver reportedly slept off due to fatigue causing the vehicle to veered off its course, hit the bridge wall before plunging into the ditch below.

The wife of the man died instantly, while he (husband) sustained injuries in the accident which occurred at 6.30am

In the second accident, which occurred around the Animal Care Ogere office inbound Ibadan,a truck conveying bags of Soya beans which driver drove against traffic skidded off the road as the vehicle suffered brake failure and fell on its side emptying its contents on the road.

Akinbiyi said the vehicle a DAF truck did not carry any number plate, adding that two persons died in the accident and one other was injured, when the truck collided with an oncoming Iveco tanker.

In yet another accident involving two articulated vehicles, a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as Petrol, and another truck occurred along the same Expressway.

Akinbiyi said the truck had developed mechanical fault and the driver and the motor boy were trying to fix it by the road side when the tanker came from nowhere, adding that the driver lost control due to speeding and rammed into the truck leading to an explosion.

He said the tanker killed two persons in the process, with one of them burnt beyond recognition.

In the fourth case, Akinbiyi said three other persons died, while one other was injured in a hit and run case.

He explained that “four persons were travelling on a motorcycle when a vehicle hit them killing three of them instantly while one escaped death with injuries.”

Akinbiyi added that the victims were Hausas and they had been buried by their kinsmen.







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