9 die in separate accidents in Ogun

Nine people lost their lives in different road accidents that occurred along Lagos-Ibadan and Lagos-Abeokuta Expressways, last Saturday and on Sunday.

Lagos Metro gathered that an autocrash claimed the lives of seven passengers at Fidiwo area of the highway while two women equally died in an accident at Wasinmi area of Ogun State.

It was gathered that the Wasinmi accident occurred, when the driver of a Nissan Saloon car with registration number plate LAGOS SZ 171 AAA lost control of the vehicle, while an oncoming IVECO truck marked OGUN SRA 546 XA trying to manoeuvre hit the median and fell on the car.

The granite-laden truck spilled its content on the car and on the highway.

A rescue team which include the state commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali; the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi and a former local government chairman, Abeeb Ajayi, rendered assistants to save the lives of the victims.

The survivors were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, while the remains of the deceased were deposited at the mortuary of Ifo General Hospital.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Adegoke Adetunji, said the Lagos/Abeokuta accident occurred at about 12:00 noon, and added that casualties of the incident were four males, a child and two females.

Adetunji said the accident involved a Mazda 18-seater passenger bus and a truck, explaining that the accident happened at a spot where there was a diversion of traffic to a single lane, due to construction work ongoing on the road.

The FRSC boss said the accident could have been prevented for the wrongful overtaking on the part of the driver of a Mazda bus as SKJ 958 SP, saying their corpses have been deposited at FOS mortuary, Ipara, while the injured were receiving treatment at Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.