Five persons were confirmed dead on Tuesday while two others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Subaru car and a Honda bus at Orile Imo area along the Sagamu/Abeokuta expressway.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi stated that the accident was caused by over-speeding which made the driver of the Honda bus with registration number EKY 365 FB to lose control.
The TRACE spokesman said the driver veered into the other lane and collided with the Subaru car with registration number KTU 246 AT inbound Abeokuta.
He added that seven males were involved in the accident, saying that five of them died while two others sustained injuries.
“The accident happened around 7:15 am. The Honda was coming from Abeokuta, lost control, veered into the other lane and collided with the Subaru car which was going toward Abeokuta.
“Three people were initially injured and four died instantly. However, a post-crash report indicates that another of the injured victims has also died bringing the number of the dead to five and two injured,’’ he said.
Akinbiyi disclosed that the corpses of the dead have been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) morgue, while the injured were receiving treatment at the same hospital.
He further urged motorists and other road users to be cautious and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before embarking on any journey.