By James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta
A matron in General Hospital, Iperu Remo, in Ogun state on Friday died in a lone accident, while her husband was injured when their vehicle veered off the road and ran into the bush crashing into trees and other objects.
Traffic report indicated that the car, Nissan Murano SUV, with number plate APP 347 GF, was traveling to Abeokuta from Iperu when the accident occurred at a notorious spot called Onipepeye, along the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Road.
The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, who said the accident occurred around 8.21 am, pointed that the cause of the accident was overspeeding.
The late matron whose name was not supplied was reported to be in the ill-fated car with her husband on her way to sit for a promotion interview holding at the state secretariat, Oke Mosan in the state capital.
Akinbiyi said, “According to eyewitness account, the vehicle was coming from Iperu to Abeokuta, with the driver (husband) taking his wife, who is a matron at Iperu General Hospital, to Abeokuta for a promotion interview, when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle, due to overspeeding, and ran into the bush.
“The matron died on the spot and her corpse has been deposited at Ijaiye General Hospital morgue in Abeokuta.”
He added that the injured husband is still in the same hospital receiving treatment.
Akinbiyi said the the accidented vehicle has been taken to Obafemi -Owode Police Station.
While the TRACE Corps commiserates with the family of the deceased, it again warned drivers to desist from speeding, as well as reckless and dangerous driving, particularly with the raining season around, in view of its attendant consequences.