An early morning accident has claimed eight lives with nine critically injured at J4 junction on Benin-Shagamu Express Road when a trailer going against the traffic had a head on collision with a commercial bus heading towards Ijebu-Ode..
The accident which occurred at the Olorunpodo junction of the J4 area around 4:00am, involved a Toyota hiace bus marked ETU 409 XA and Volvo truck with registration number KRD 908 XN,
Operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) and the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) were sighted clearing obstruction, directing traffic and evacuating victims.
According to the Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, the injured have been taken to the Hope hospital in J4, Ogbere, while the remains of the dead were moved to the morgue of the state hospital, Ijebu â€“ Ode.
Akinbiyi in his traffic report, stated that eight persons died in the accident while nine others were injured.
â€œThe accident occurred at the Olorunpodo junction in â€“ bound J4 along Sagamu-Benin express way. It involved Toyota hiace bus with registration number ETU 409 XA and Volvo truck with registration number KRD 908 XN
â€œCause: Driving against traffic by the truck driver. Number of occupants: 23, number of injured: nine and the presumed dead, eight including two females and driver of the bus.
â€œThe injured victims were taken to Hope Hospital at J4 while the presumed dead taken to the Ijebu â€“ Ode general hospital morgue by FRSC and TRACE. The truck was heading towards Benin while the bus was heading towards Ijebu
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