30th January, 2023
By Joshua Oladipo
Four people escaped death in an accident on the Akure-Ilesa highway, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun.
Mr Henry Benamaisai, the Osun Sector Commander, stated this in a statement issued on Monday in Osogbo by the command’s spokesperson, Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi.
According to him, the accident happened on Sunday around 6:10 p.m. in the Igbalajewa area of Osun, about 10 kilometres from the FRSC base at Ipetu-Ijesa.
He stated that reckless driving caused a head-on collision between a white Howo commercial truck with licence plate AKD 123 XV and another white Howo commercial tanker with licence plate T 1239 LA.
”The accident occurred due to speeding, overloading, and noncompliance with the road traffic regulations.”
“Also, four persons were injured during the cause of the accident and have since been taken to both Wesley Hospital and Lawrence Medical Centre in Erin-Ijesa for treatment.
“Only one of the five passengers was unharmed, while the other four were injured. We recovered the sum of N27,200 from the accident scene with one Unity Bank ATM card,” Benamaisai said.
Benamaisai said the command will not spare any road user going against the road safety laws when apprehended.
Meanwhile, he warned motorists about the dangers of reckless driving and disregard for traffic laws in order to protect lives and property.