… As 1 die, 3 injured in Ondo auto accident***
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of three persons in an accident involving a Toyota Matrix and a Howo Sino truck at the Oniworo axis on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday.
Mr Ahmed Umar, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, said the crash occurred at 5:50 pm.
The sector commander explained that the auto crash was caused by over speed and tyre burst which led to loss of control on the part of the Toyota Matrix.
He added that the Toyota Matrix with registration number WWD 621 AE rammed into the stationary truck marked GGE 614 XN.
The FRSC boss explained that nine people involved in the accident who are all males, adding that four of them were injured while three died.
He said that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for treatment while the deceased were deposited at the FOS morgue, Isara.
The sector commander sympathized with the families of the victims, advising motorists to always carry out routine checks to ascertain the conditions of their vehicles.
In the same vein, the Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of three persons, while 15 others were injured in an auto crash in Takai Local Government Area.
This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen its spokesperson, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, on Sunday in Kano.
He said the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon.
Abdullahi said, “we received an emergency from our station at Takai at about 01:14p.m from one, Muhammad Adamu, that a Hummer bus had been engulfed by fire.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent out our rescue team to the scene at about 01:18p.m to put out the fire.
“On arrival, we found out that it was a commercial (hummer bus) conveying 15 people, without registration number, coming from Kano.
”It had a head-on collision with Toyota Hilux conveying three persons coming from Jigawa, with registration number, JMK 142 XA”, he said.
Abdullahi said the hummer bus was engulfed by fire.
He added: “Out of the 18 people involved, 15 people were rescued alive sustain minor injuries, while three out of the passengers from the hummer bus were rescued unconscious.
“We immediately conveyed both the deceased and the injured persons to Takai general hospital where doctors on duty confirmed the three victims who were unconscious dead.”
Abdullahi said the three victims confirmed dead were: Sani Isah, 28, Shamawilu Isah, 30, and Musa Yusuf, 32.
He said the cause of the incident was dangerous driving.
The Public Relations Officer urged motorists always to drive with caution to avoid unforeseen circumstances.
In the meantime, one person died while three other persons sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident that occurred on Sunday at Osoro junction in Ore, Ore- Benin expressway, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The newsmen report that the accident occurred between a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV marked, Lagos FKJ 535 HP and a DAF truck marked, Lagos KRD 422 XB.
Mr Sikiru Alonge, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Unit Commander in Ore, confirmed the accident to the newsmen.
He said that the driver of the land cruiser SUV lost control because of overspeeding and rammed into the stationary truck parked on the roadside.
He said that one female adult died in the land cruiser, with three occupants while two others sustained injuries, including the truck driver.
Alonge said that the corpse had been deposited at the morgue of Opeyemi Hospital in Ore, while those injured were also taken to the same hospital for treatment.
The FRSC boss, however, urged motorists to desist from speeding in order to save lives and properties, as well as be alive for their families.