Three persons dead, nine injured in Ondo road accident

Three persons dead, nine injured in Ondo road accident

 

No fewer than three persons on Monday died in two separate road accident in Ondo State. The ghastly accidents occurred on Benin-Sagamu highway around Ore axis of the road; in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.

The first crash reportedly happened around 7.40 am at the Ore tollgate; involving a Lexus SUV with number plate KTU 141 FX; and a truck with number plate EPE 72 SB.

Head of Operations of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC in the state, Segun Ogungbemide; confirmed the crashes which resulted from excessive speed. He said two persons died; while three others involved in the accident sustained injury.

The second crash reportedly occurred around 1 pm at Kilometre 115; on the Ore-Sagamu Expressway, a few metres away from the Ore tollgate.

1st News gathered that nine persons were involved in the accident; out of which one died and six sustained severe injuries.

 

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The crash involved a Toyota Sienna space bus; which reportedly suffered a tyre blowout and the driver lost control of the vehicle; which somersaulted several times.

He added that the corpses of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue of the Ore General Hospital; while they took the injured persons to the same hospital.

“The two fatal accidents are avoidable; because they occurred as a result of excessive speed by the drivers of the vehicles,” Ogungbemide stated.

Ogungbemide advised the motorists to always comply with highway rules and regulations; and avoid excessive speed.

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