ACCIDENT: 19 Die In Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway

Nineteen out of twenty passengers tragically lost their lives in a Sunday evening accident at Kilometre 3, Sabo on the Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway in Oyo Town.

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

The victims died instantly, while the sole survivor is undergoing treatment at Opabode Hospital in Oyo town.

Joshua Adekanye, the Oyo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, attributed the accident to non-compliance with traffic laws and regulations.

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 stated that the driver of the Toyota HIACE, who died in the accident, was driving in the wrong lane towards Oyo and crashed into the Toyota Corolla salon car. He urged road users to adhere to traffic rules to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

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