No fewer than eight market women returning from the popular Owode market in Ede, Osun State, yesterday, sustained various degrees of injuries in a road accident on the Gbongan-Ibadan Road, Osogbo.
The accident, which occurred at about 1.30 pm, involved a mini commercial bus with number plate, RLG 556 XA, and a Honda car with number plate AKD 895 CJ.
The commercial bus, it was learned, somersaulted after it collided with the car.On hand to rescue the women was Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, whose convoy had arrived at the scene of the accident, alighted from his vehicle to join in the rescue efforts.
The governor, who was in company of his Commissioner for Health, immediately called for an ambulance to take the victims to the hospital.
He also ensured that the two vehicles involved were removed from the road to ensure free flow of traffic before leaving the scene of the accident.
An eyewitness disclosed that the driver of the Honda car was on top speed without fore knowledge of the speed breaker in front.
The eyewitness said immediately the driver saw the speed breaker, he applied the brake, forcing his car to swerve off his lane and collided with the commercial bus.
While all the eight market women in the commercial bus sustained various degrees of injuries, the driver of the car came out unhurt.