No fewer than three people lost their lives while five others were critically injured in a road accident yesterday on the Abeokuta-Ibadan road in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The accident, according to an eye witness, occurred in the morning when an articulated vehicle heading to Ibadan veered off its lane and had a head-on collision with an oncoming commercial bus going to Abeokuta killing three passengers on the spot.
Confirming the incident, Federal Road Safety Sector Commander, Ogun State, Ayobami Omiyale, said the accident involved two articulated vehicles and a bus.
Omiyale blamed the accident on the driver of one of the articulated vehicles marked Lagos FST 86 XB, for wrongfully overtaking another articulated vehicle and ramming into the oncoming white Nissan bus marked Lagos FST 386 XB with eight passengers.
He, however, stated that those injured had been taken to General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokua, while the remains of the dead, a man and two females, had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.