Four killed in Ondo road accident

FRSC officials

The FRSC said 14 others sustained various forms of injuries.

At least four people were killed a motor accident that occurred at Igbara Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo state.

The accident, which involved an 18-passenger Mazda bus, with registration number Lagos KSF 706 XF, and a Honda Accord saloon car, with number AA239GBH, also injured 14 persons.

The officer in charge of field operation of the Ondo Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Joseph Ojerinde, confirmed the incident. He said the accident that occurred at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday happened as a result of the reckless driving of one of the drivers of the vehicles involved.

According to him, the two vehicles involved in the crash had a head-on collision. He explained that the Honda car tried to overtake a vehicle when it collided with the bus coming from the opposite direction.

“Immediately we were informed about the accident, our men moved to the scene. There, we were told that the Honda Accord car dangerously overtook a vehicle and thereby had a head-on collision with the Mazda bus coming from the other side,” Mr. Ojerinde said.

He explained that the 22 victims involved in the accident included 14 males, four females, and four children, noting that the four that died were male adults.

The identity of the victims were not ascertained as at press time but the FRSC officer said the dead had been deposited at the mortuary of the State Specialist Hospital, Akure, while the injured were taken to the General Hospitals in Igbara Oke and Ilara-Mokin for treatment.

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