One dies, 20 injured in Ogun auto crashes

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By DAUD OLATUNJI

ABEOKUTA —One person was yesterday reportedly  killed while 20 others were on danger list in two separate accidents that occurred on the Shagamu – Lagos and Abeokuta Lagos express roads  in Sagamu and Ewekoro local government areas of  Ogun State.

Vanguard gathered that,the first accident occurred some metres away from Shagamu inter-change on Shagamu – Lagos expressway and claimed  one life leaving  16 other passengers critically injured.

According to an eye witness, a  white Toyota Hiace with registration number (Lagos) JJJ 319 XP was  heading to Lagos from Ijebu before  one of the rear tyres suddenly burst.

The source further said  that the driver of the bus, identified as Biodun Badmus suddenly applied the breaks which made him to lose control, which led to the death of a woman while the others were seriously injured.

Confirming the accident, the Shagamu Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Mr. Ogundele Lasisi, said that the 17 passengers, who comprised seven females, five males and five children, have been rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, OOUTH, Shagamu where the woman gave up the ghost.

Ogundele, however, hinted that  the 16 victims including  five children were on critical condition at OOUTH.

Meantime, another lone accident occured around   Obada – Oko  on the Abeokuta – Lagos expressway in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state leaving five people critical injured.

The accident, according to an eye witness, involved a Toyota Corolla car with registration number (Lagos) RK 567 KJA conveying the five  passengers dressed in Aso Ebi reportedly going  for a wedding ceremony  in Lagos.

Confirming the accident,the Itori Unit Commander of FRSC, Mr. Fatai Bakare who supervised the evacuation of the injured victims, confirmed  the victims were two males, two females and a child.

Bakare said that they had been taken to Ifo General hospital for medical attention.

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