An accident yesterday night involving a white Mazda bus and a tipper at Sowo village on the Abeokuta-Sagamu/Interchange Expressway has led to the death of three persons while 11 others sustained injuries.
The spokesperson of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun State, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen today in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 7:30pm on Friday and was caused by the tipper driver who was making an illegal U-turn before the commercial bus rammed into it.
“The commercial bus with registration number, AAA-45 XS was loaded from Kuto park, Abeokuta, and was heading to Ketu, Lagos, through the Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Sagamu/Interchange Expressway when the accident happened. The tipper with registration number, XS 764-AGL caused the accident by making an illegal U-turn and with no illumination (full light) to indicate a vehicle is making a U-turn, before the bus oncoming ram into it. A total number of 14 passengers were in the bus, eight female and six male. Three male died while eight female and three male sustained various degree of injuries,” he said.
The TRACE spokesperson said that the injured were receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center, General Hospital, Ijaiye and Joseph/ Christianah Hospital, Oke-ilewo, all in Abeokuta.
He added that the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.
He, however, stated that the driver of the tipper ran away.
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