One dies, 17 injured in Abeokuta-Ibadan road crash





Femi Adeleke




A lone accident at Kila on the Abeokuta-Ibadan expressway on Thursday, has claimed one life while 17 other people sustained varying degrees of injuries.

The Spokesperson of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi who confirmed this to journalists in Abeokuta, disclosed that the incident occurred around 3:53pm.

He added that, the accident which involved a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number  KRD 356 XJ was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control.

Akinbiyi explained that 18 passengers (10 females, 8 males) were involved in the accident which claimed the life of the driver of the vehicle while 17 others were injured.

“According to eyewitness account,  the bus was coming from Ibadan inbound Abeokuta, when it suddenly lost control due to speeding, hit culvert and tumbled with the driver loosing his life immediately and other passengers sustaining injuries.

“The accidented vehicle has been taken to Odeda Police Station,” he said.

He stated that the deceased had  been taken away by his family members while the injured were rescued to Peace Hospital, Omi Adio, Oyo State by police, Safer Highway.

Akinbiyi  commiserated with family of the deceased, urging drivers to avoid excessive speeding, ” more so that the rains are here in view of its attendant consequences.

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