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24 escape death in road accident along Gbongan-Ibadan Expressway: FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osun Command, said that 24 people escaped death in an accident that occurred on the Gbongan-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday.

The Sector Commander, Mr Paul Okpe, disclosed this in a statement signed by the command’s Spokesperson, Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo.

Okpe said that 12 people, including 10 males and two females, were seriously injured, while the remaining 12 passengers escaped unhurt.
He said the accident occurred at about 7.25am some six kilometers away from the FRSC office in Egbejoda area.

He blamed the accident on overspeed and dangerous driving.

According to him, the accident happened when a Toyota Hiace vehicle, with Reg. No. BNJ375XA, had a head-on collision with a Green Bedford vehicle without number plate.
The sector commander said the injured persons were taken to Bolarinwa Hospital in the area for medical attention.

He said that items recovered at the scene of the incident included one nylon bag, one battery, one tyre, two travel bags, 18 sack bags, four leather bags and four-suit bags.
He advised motorists to desist from road traffic rules violation, capable of causing accident and loss of lives and property (NAN )

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