Not less than five persons were confirmed dead on Tuesday while two others sustained serious injuries in an accident involving a Subaru car and a Honda bus at Orile Imo area on the Sagamu/Abeokuta expressway.
The Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, in Ogun, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi noted that the accident was caused by speeding which made the driver of the Honda bus with registration number EKY 365 FB to lose control.
The TRACE spokesman said the driver veered into the other lane and collided with the Subaru car with registration number KTU 246 AT inbound Abeokuta.
He added that seven males were involved in the accident, saying that five of them died while two others sustained injuries.
“The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. The Honda was coming from Abeokuta, lost control, veered into the other lane and collided with the Subaru car which was going toward Abeokuta.
“Three people were initially injured and four died instantly. However, post crash report indicates that another of the injured victims has also died bringing number of the dead to five and two injured,’’ he said.
Akinbiyi noted that the corpses of the dead had been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) morgue, while the injured were receiving treatment at the same hospital.
He urged motorists and other road users to be cautious and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before embarking on any journey.