At least nine persons including three females and six males, narrowly escaped death when their vehicles collided along the Orile-Imo section of the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway on Sunday.
It was gathered that the vehicles including a Toyota car and a Mitsubishi bus, were on a high speed when they collided which led to the Mitsubishi bus tumbling and the Toyota car skidding off the highway.
An eyewitness who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity noted that the excessive speed of the drivers led to the collision.
The source said, “What I saw was that the vehicles were on a high speed when one lost control and collided with the other. I got there a few minutes after it happened.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, confirmed the accident to our correspondent on a telephone chat.
She blamed excessive speeding on the part of the drivers as the cause of the accident.
“I can confirm the accident happened along the Orile-Imo section of the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway. There was no loss of life, although nine people were involved, six males and three females, but the three females got injured and they have been taken to the Idera Hospital in Sagamu.
“The accident involved a Toyota car and a Mitsubishi bus. The cause of the accident is dangerous driving and speeding.
“We have continued to emphasise on the need for common-sense driving among drivers. There is high vehicular movement this Yuletide season and there will be a lot of vehicles on the road. Drivers should ensure to drive within regulated speed limit,” Okpe said.
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