5 Persons Die In Ghastly Accident In Ibadan


    By OSENI YUSUF, Ibadan

    A ghastly accident has claimed the lives of five persons in Funduck area of Moniya Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

    The accident which occured at noon on December 21, when a Micra driver tried to overtake a trailer, on the spot, killing and injuring passengers coming from Sango area.

    An eye witness, who doesn’t want his name mentioned, said that a Micra driver trying to overtake a trailer driver believing the driver will wait while he drives by, miscalculated as unfortunately, the trailer driver was impatient resulting to a clash, leading to loss of lives of commuters, while two injured victims were  rushed to the nearby hospital.

    In his response, an operative of Amotekun Akinyele LGA, Mr.Waheed Adeniyi said, a trailer coming from Ojoo had a failed brake, running into a Micra trying to overtake a slowly moving vehicle along Funduck area killing four persons and two others injured.

    ” I personally rushed to the General Hospital Moniya to assist in rescuing injured victims.
    It was painful and it’s an avoidable accident caused by impatience of drivers.

    “However, the trailer driver has been handed to the operatives of Moniya Police Station Division,” he explained.

    As at the time of filing this report, efforts to speak with the personnel of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) proved abortive as some were seen rescuing accident victims.


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