Two killed, five injured in Ondo accident

No fewer than two people lost their lives
while five other were injured in a fatal road accident which occurred
on Ilesa/ Akure expressway at Ilara Mokin in Ifedore Local Government
Area of Ondo State.
According to an eyewitness, the accident
which occurred on Sunday evening involved a petrol tanker and a Space
wagon bus. The two vehicles were said to have had a head-on-collision,
killing two of the occupants of the bus and injuring others.
The eyewitness said the accident caused
traffic logjams for several hours on the busy expressway as vehicles
going towards Akure and Ibadan were held up. But later the road was
cleared by the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ondo Sector
Command.
The Head of Operations of the state
Sector Command of the FRSC in Akure, Mr. Akin Adedipe, when contacted on
the telephone on Monday said the accident involved a Volkswagen Sharon bus with registration number: AKD384AL and a white Iveco petrol Tanker with registration number MT 261YR.
He explained that nine people were inside
the two vehicles, adding that two female occupants were killed while
seven others survived the accident, five got injured and two came out
uninjured .
Adedipe confirmed that the accident was
caused by dangerous driving by the drivers of the involved vehicles,
adding that one of the vehicles overtook another, and in the process,
the crash occurred.
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He
said the victims had been taken to the State Specialist Hospital,
Akure, the state capital, while the deceased whose identities were not
known as of press time, had been deposited at the mortuary of the
hospital.

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