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Six die during auto crashes in Ogun

By News Desk

No fewer than six persons have been confirmed dead during three separate road crashes.alomg the Lagos/ Ibadan Expressway and Sagamu/ Benin/Ore Expressway.

As gathered, the accidents that claimed the lives of these people were said to occurred due to over speeding, fatigue and wrongful overtaking on the road.

The casualties figure were confirmed thr Chief Route commander and Education Officer of the Ogun sector of the Federal Roads Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, through a statement made available to newsmen on Monday.

According to the statement, “A total of four persons were involved in a crash – all male adults. Two persons were recorded dead and two were injured,” she said

“The suspected causes of the crash were wrongful overtaking, and over speeding as the vehicle lost control and crashed.

“While the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital in Ogere, the corpses of the dead persons were deposited at the FOS morgue in Ipara.

“The second crash occurred at about 05:18 hrs on the Ore- Ijebu-Ode section of the expressway after Ajede Junction with a Toyota Hiace bus that has registration number RBC213XT.

“Three people were confirmed dead in the accident while the cause of the lone accident was speed and fatigue

“The injured victims were reportedly taken to Roona Hospital and the General Hospital, Ijebu-ode. The corpses of the dead were deposited at the same hospital’s morgue.

“The third crash occurred on the Ore-Ijebu-ode expressway after Ajebamidele Bridge. Twenty-nine people were involved. Two persons were injured and one male adult was recorded dead while 26 others were unhurt.

‘In the wake of the accidents, the Sector Commander of the FRSC, Ogun Sector Command Anthony Uga advised motorists to drive cautiously and have enough rest to avoid fatigue.

‘He also sympathize with the family of the crash victims”.

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