One dead, 14 injured in Sango-Ota auto crash


FILE PHOTO: Federal Road Safety Officers at work following an accident

In the file: Federal Road Safety Officers at work
In the file: Federal Road Safety Officers at work

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said one person died and 14 others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident that occurred along the Toll-Gate, Sango-Ota, Ogun, on Monday.

The FRSC Sango-Ota Unit Commander, Mr Omatu Sunday, told NAN in Sango-Ota that the accident occurred at about 9:50 a.m. due to alleged carelessness of a Dangote driver.

Sunday said the accident involved five vehicles include an Acura Jeep with registration number GGE-447BJ, a commercial bus with registration number KSF-537 XK, Toyota Jeep with registration number YAB-103 RU, a Dangote trailer with registration number XA 364-GKP and IVECO Truck with registration number KTU-394 XJ.

He said that the brake of the Dangote trailer that was heading to Lagos failed and ran into four vehicles which resulted in the death of a conductor in a commercial bus while 14 others sustained various degrees of injuries.

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The commander attributed the cause of the accident to speed and carelessness by the Dangote driver.

“The conductor died while 14 other occupants of the commercial bus sustained various degrees of injuries,” he said.

Sunday said the corpse of the victim had been deposited at the morgue of the Ota General Hospital, Sango-Ota, while the injured were receiving treatment at the Leadway hospital, Sango-Ota.

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