Road accident claims 3 lives in Osun

Three persons have died in the accident that occurred along Ilesa/Akure express way on Wednesday while one person was in critical situation.

It was gathered that the accident occurred at Erin Oke junction where a Toyota Sequa Jeep and a Peugeot 406 car was involved.

According to the eye-witness, the driver of the Peugeot car with registration number, Ondo NND 968 AA, overtook a vehicle in front of him, when he didn’t have clear view of the oncoming vehicle.

“The driver of the Peugeot car overtook the vehicle in front of him and faced another vehicle, a Toyota Sequa Jeep marked Lagos SMK 289 AX, coming from the opposite side.

“This led to head on collision. All three passengers inside the Peugeot car died on the spot, while the driver of the jeep was seriously injured,” a source present at the scene of the accident said.

An officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, on patrol when the accident happened, who preferred anonymity, corroborated the accounts of sources that witnessed the accident, saying the accident occurred as a result of “wrongful overtaking and speed limit violation”.

However, it was gathered that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, while the only survivor of the accident is said to be receiving treatment at OAU Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.

By Lateef Dada, Osogbo



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