Abeokuta, Ogun: A mother and her two-month old baby were among the 10 people who died in a ghastly motor accident in Ogun State on Thursday.
The accident involved a white Mazda bus and a Mack truck.
The accident occured at Ibara village, on Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway, at about 10.30a.m.
Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident in an interview with journalists in Abeokuta on Thursday.
“The Mazda bus with registration number TRE 556 XA was coming from Sango, going toward Ijebu Ode and Ijebu Igbo before the accident. We learnt that the bus had parked by the traffic corridor to allow one of the passengers, a female, ease herself when the truck rammed into it from behind. The truck, with registration number LND 564 XP, dragged the bus along until it fell on the bus,’’ he said.
Akinbiyi said four male, five female and a baby died in the accident, while five other persons sustained serious injuries.
“Three of the dead victims were prospective students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, who were going to the school to process their admissions. The baby who died, among other victims, was two months old and she died with her mother,” he said.
According to NAN, Akinbiyi also told the journalists that the driver of the truck loaded with granite caused the auto crash through reckless driving.
The TRACE spokesman explained that the corpses were deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital mortuary, while the injured were taken to the same hospital for treatment.
He, however, said that the driver of the truck who was responsible for the accident ran away.
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