Black Wednesday …two die as truck and bus collide in Ogun


It was black Wednesday in Ogun State as two persons lost their lives when a Mack truck left its lane and collided with an incoming bus along the Ota-Idiroko road as Muslim faithful were celebrating this year’s Eid-el-fitr.

The sad incident, NOTM online gathered occurred at Castinjo-Ola bus stop axis along the trans-border route.

Information from the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency indicated that the driver of the ill-fated truck was speeding and allegedly drunk, in the process lost control of the vehicle while on his way to Idiroko but it veered off its course and collided with the bus traveling outward Idiroko.

The Public Relations Officer, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi said the impact of the collision led to the death of the driver of the bus and his motor boy(conductor).

He said the truck has no visible number plate while the bus bore number plate LND 224 GF, and the incident occurred at 6.48am.

He said, “Acording to eyewitness account, the MAN Truck with no number plate was driving inbound Idiroko from Ota when the driver, due to drunk driving and excessive speed, lost control and rammed into the bus driving in opposite direction from Idiroko to Ota.

“The driver of the bus and the motor boy died on the spot due to impact of the collision while the drunk driver of the truck and his motor boy ran away.”

Akinbiyi said traffic on the corridor was affected until the offending truck was towed off the road.

He said the remains of the victims have been evacuated to the morgue of the General Hospital at Ifo.

While the TRACE and the Police commiserated with the families of the deceased, they warned motorists to desist from drunk driving and excessive speed in view of its attendant consequences.



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