Four Dead, Many Injured In Ibadan-Oyo  Road Crash



No fewer than four persons have been confirmed dead, while many others sustained varying degrees of injuries, in a road accident which occurred on the Ibadan-Oyo Expressway in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State on Saturday.

According to reports, the driver of the 18-passenger white Toyota Hummer bus with number plate Lagos JJJ 941 XA, took off at the popular Akinyele market in Akinyele Local Government, Ibadan, before he suffered a tyre burst and lost control.

The Atiba Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), DCC Bayode Olugbesan noted that the accident was caused by overspeeding and overloading.
He said twenty people were involved in the accident but only four were confirmed dead by doctors after taking them to State Hospital, Oyo.

“All the victims are male and their destination is North, the cause of the crash was overspeeding and overloading, the bus was supposed to carry 14 passengers but was loaded with 20 passengers”, he stated.

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