19 Passengers Die In Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway Crash

At least, 19 passengers lost their lives in a road accident that occurred at Kilometre 3, Sabo on Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway in Oyo Town, Sunday evening.

The accident involved a Sokoto-bound white Toyota HIACE 18 seater bus with registration number NTT 522 ZY and a black Toyota salon car.

Also, it was gathered that the victims died on the spot while the only survivor is currently receiving treatment at a private health facility, Opabode Hospital in Oyo.

Oyo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC) Joshua Adekanye who confirmed the incident blamed the accident on disregard for traffic law.

According to him, “The incident involved a Sokoto bound commercial bus and Corolla salon car. It happened at 7:45 pm at Kilometre 3, Sabo area along Oyo-Ogbomoso expressway.

“Out of the 20 passengers on board of the two affected vehicles, 19 died on the spot while the survivor is receiving medical attention at the neighborhood hospital.

“The corpses of the victims has been deposited at the General Hospital, Oyo. The drivers of the two vehicles were among the victims that died on the spot,” he said.

Adekanye added that the deceased driver of the Toyota HIACE was on a wrong lane to Oyo and collided with the Toyota Corolla salon car.

The sector Commander, however appealed to road users to always be conscious of traffic rules to avoid reoccurrence.

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