Three die in Osun road crashes

Three lives were lost while 22 other commuters sustained injury in two separate road accidents that occurred in Aagba and Sekona in Osun State on Sunday.

Three lives were lost while 22 other commuters sustained injury in two separate road accidents that occurred in Aagba and Sekona in Osun State on Sunday.

Details about the Aagba accident are still sketchy at the time of filing this report.

It was however learnt that the accident involved a motorcycle carrying three people and a private car, driven by a man, who reportedly fled the scene after the crash.

The three deceased were said to be those travelling on the motorcycle.

Confirming the accident, the Public Relations Officer of Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kehinde Adeleke, said officers from the command had visited the scene.

Adeleke said, “The accident involved a Toyota Camry pencil light and a motorcycle with plate no AKD 810 QX. The accident claimed the lives of three persons on the motorcycle on the spot.”

“Meanwhile, 22 people sustained various degrees of injuries in another accident that occurred also on Sunday in Sekona, along the Osogbo-Gbongan expressway.”

Giving further details about the crash, Adeleke said, “The accident was reportedly caused by the Toyota Hummer bus which left its lane and had a head-on collision with the Vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

“It was discovered that the Toyota Hummer bus driver slept while driving. Adult men and women including children sustained varying degrees of injuries/ fractures, while the Toyota Hummer bus (driver) sustained fractures on both legs.

“Three persons in the Fiat Van and 19 were injured in the Toyota Hummer bus. The victims were evacuated and taken to Sekona Government Clinic for first aid and were later moved to UNIOSN Teaching Hospital by Government ambulance for proper medical attention.”

The Osun NSCDC State Commandant, Dr Michael Adaralewa, expressed concern over many auto crashes recorded during the festive period.

Adaralewa enjoined members of the public to avoid reckless driving.

He also urged them not to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, urging commuters to exercise caution and restraint while driving.

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