Three die, 11 injured in Ogun crash

Three persons were confirmed dead while 11 others sustained varying degrees of injury in an auto accident involving a white Mazda bus and a truck at Sowo village in Ogun State on Friday.

The Public Relations Officer of the state’s Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in a statement on Saturday confirmed the incident.

Akinbiyi said the accident occurred around 7.30pm  and was caused by the truck driver who was making a U-turn before the commercial bus rammed into it.

He said,  “The commercial bus with registration number AAA 45 XS left  Kuto Park in   Abeokuta and was heading for Ketu in  Lagos through the Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Sagamu/Interchange Expressway when the accident occurred.

“The  truck  with registration number XS 764 AGL caused the accident by making an illegal U-turn and with no illumination (full light) to indicate that  a vehicle is making a U-turn, before the bus ram into it.”

 He added, “Fourteen passengers were in the bus,  eight female and six male.  Three men  died while   eight  women  and three men  sustained  varying degrees of  injury.”

Akinbiyi said those injured in the crash had been receiving treatment at Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba , Abeokuta, General Hospital, Ijaiye,   and Joseph /Christianah Hospital, Oke-Ilewo,  all in Abeokuta.

He added that the dead bodies were deposited at the General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.

He,  however,  said the driver of the truck fled after the crash.
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