Fatal car accident in Osun state claims 9 lives (PHOTOS)

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun on Tuesday said nine persons died in various road accidents in the state in January.The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Peter Oke, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accidents were caused by speeding, wrongful overtaking and carelessness of drivers. He said, “The total number of road traffic accidents for the month of January was 22 leading to the death of nine persons,”

He noted that 2151 road traffic offenders were apprehended, out of which 218 were educated and cautioned on the sensitivity of road driving during the period under review. Oke warned motorists to always obey traffic regulations, noting that the command would not spare any person caught flouting the law.Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Sunday stopped his convoy to assist victims of an accident at the Sagamu end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The governor, who in company with his entourage got to the scene shortly after the accident occurred, alighted from his vehicle to join the rescue team and isupervised the rescue efforts. About 11 passengers in a commercial bus heading to Lagos from Ibadan, Oyo State, reportedly sustained injuries in the crash.

Image result for Osun accidentThe accident, which occurred at about 12:30pm around the Danco Filling Station, involved a black Toyota Corolla car with number plate FST 199 FE and a 12-seater commercial Mazda bus with number plate KTU 474 XP. The bus reportedly somersaulted after it collided with the car. The Ogun State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Clement Oladele, confirmed the accident, adding that 18 people made up of six adult males, 11 adult females and one female child were involved. Oladele said the accident might have been caused by possible speed limit violation, adding that the injured were taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu for treatment.

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The Federal Road Safety Command (FRSC) in Osun has said 12 persons lost their lives in various road accidents in the state in April. The state’s Sector Commander, Mr Anthony Oko, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Osogbo. He said that 17 road accidents occurred, involving 114 persons within the same period. The accidents claimed the lives of seven males and five females, due to the reckless attitude of the drivers involved. Most of these accidents were caused by speeding, wrongful overtaking, drinking while driving, drug overdose and disobedience to road traffic rules and regulations, he said.

The sector commander also said that officials of the command educated 156 persons on road traffic regulations as well as issuing of licence to some drivers. Oko cautioned drivers and other road users to keep to the rules and regulations, especially on highways, to reduce carnage on the roads. He, however, warned that the command would not hesitate to penalise offenders found guilty of disobeying traffic laws.

SOURCE: DAILYADVENT

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