Scene of the accident, yesterday.
By Bose Adeaja
Eight persons were feared dead while nine others were injured, yesterday, on Sagamu/Benin Expressway when an articulated truck collided with a commercial bus.
The incident occurred at about 4am at Olorunpodo junction, inbound J4.
The accident was blamed on reckless driving of the truck driver who was alleged to be driving against traffic and rammed into the bus carrying 23 passengers.
Six males, including the bus driver, and two females were feared dead while nine others were injured and taken to a hospital at J4 for medical attention.
The bodies of the victims were reportedly deposited at Ijebu -Ode General Hospital morgue after a rescue operation jointly carried out by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, and the police.
TRACE image maker, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident.
The Corps Commander/CE, Seni Ogunyemi, speaking on the mishap, warned drivers of articulated vehicles to desist from driving in a direction prohibited by traffic law and give consideration to other road users especially during the ‘Ember Months’ with the attendant increase in human and vehicular movement..