One dead, 14 injured in Ogun multiple auto crash

An accident scene at Otedola bridge, Lagos state that caused the death of one and injury of seven
Tochi Juliet

Reports have it that one person has died while 14 others sustained injuries on multiple auto crash across Ogun state on Thursday.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday said a total of five road traffic crashes were recorded yesterday on highways across Ogun.

In the crash that occurred about 11:50 am on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, opposite BHN company, the FRSC said four men were involved.

One of them died, while one other person sustained injuries.

According to Ogun FRSC Spokesperson, Florence Okpe, who gave insights on the causes of the accident said, "The suspected causes of the accident were wrongful overtaking and dangerous driving."

She further said, "The injured victim refused to be taken to the hospital while the corpse was deposited at Divine Mortuary, Ibafo."

Another accident reportedly occurred at about 02:10 am around Sango Tollgate in Ota.

The crash with a total of four males recorded no injury nor death.

Likewise, Okpe disclosed that an accident, which occurred at about 02:30 on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway had the three persons involved injured, with no death recorded.

A Bajaj motorbike vehicle and a Daf Truck with registration number, GGE804XM, were involved.

It was gathered that the injured victims were rescued to Famobis Hospital at Lotto.

At about 3:15 noon, a total of six men were involved in another accident that happened at Awori area of the Abeokuta-Lagos route, with no injury or death sustained.

The last crash, according to the FRSC, occurred at about 6:50 pm on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway between Car Park and RCCG Police Station.

“A total of 10 persons were involved, which comprised seven male and three female adults; all sustained injuries. Fortunately, no death was recorded from the crash,” Okpe said.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash, suspected to have been caused by wrongful overtaking and dangerous driving.

It was gathered that the injured victims were also taken to Famobis Hospital, Lotto, for medical attention.

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