No fewer than 12 persons lost their lives, Sunday, at Shiun, along the Abeokuta/Sagamu road when two vehicles collided on the expressway.
The accident, according to a statement made available to journalists by Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Clement Oladele, the accident happened around 1pm.
According to the statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Sector, Route Commander Florence Okpe, the accident occurred when a black KIA CERATO with registration number, Lagos, KJA 806 BT suffered a burst tyre while on high speed.
The driver of the car inbound Abeokuta, the FRSC boss said, was suspected to have suddenly applied brake which led to him loosing the control of the car, veered off his lane and climbed the road divider to the other lane.
The car was said to have collided with a Toyota Space bus with registration number LSR 334 FF, outbound Abeokuta, killing the occupants of the two vehicles.
Eleven adults including five males, six females and a child lost their lives in the incident.
The statement reads, “At about 1300Hrs, along the Abeokuta-Sagamu road around Shiun, a black KIA CERATO Car on high speed, suffered a burst tyre and the driver was suspected to have applied break suddenly, which led to him loosing control of the speeding car that left it’s lane, climbing the road divider and raced to the opposite direction where the car collided with a passenger bus, a grey coloured TOYOTA SPORTS SPACE BUS, that was traveling from Abeokuta towards Sagamu.
“The unfortunate crash killed all the occupants of the two ill-fated vehicles. The suspected cause of the crash is tyre burst and speeding.”
According to the Sector Commander, the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu.
The Sector Commander Corps while commiserating with the families of the dead victims of the crash, informed members of the public whose family members travelled within the period to contact the FRSC Command in Abeokuta or Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu for identification of the victims.
The Commander also advised motorists to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition, including driving with good tryres and avoid excessive speed.