Nigeria: Victims of ogun accident have just arrived from Spain —Official
London, June, 12, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Eight persons who died on Tuesday in an accident involving a white Toyota Hiace bus and a blue Mack truck at the Ogun State axis of Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Nigeria had just returned to the country from Spain
.“We learnt that the passengers in the bus just came in from Spain and had chattered the bus to take them to Benin City,”
Those were the words of Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, while confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi said the accident was caused by speeding and wrongful overtaking on the part of the bus driver.
He stated that seven of the passengers in the bus with registration number BEN-313 YX died on the spot, while the eighth person died at the hospital.
“Ten persons were involved in the accident – five male and five female. Five male and two female died on the spot, while one female died at the hospital.
“The suspected cause of the crash was a speeding commercial bus from Lagos to Benin, which lost control and rammed into the truck with registration number MUS-730 XN travelling ahead.
The TRACE spokesperson explained that the dead had been deposited at the mortuary of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, while the injured were also in the same hospital.
The Ogun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Clement Oladele, also confirmed the incident.
Oladele reiterated the need for drivers to be cautious and always drive at recommended speed limit.
He noted that life has no duplicate and passengers should not abdicate their responsibility of cautioning their drivers whenever they are driving recklessly.