December 27, 2013 – Boxing Day Bus Accident Kills 3 In Ogun State Nigeria; 8 Injured
2 men and one woman met their untimely death yesterday in a fatal bus accident in Ogun State, Nigeria.
According to FRSC spokesperson, Nosiru Taiwo, the accident occurred around 5pm on Abeokuta-Sagamu road on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
The fatal crash involved a passenger bus with registration number YD 854 FST. It happened precisely at Soowo town near Kobape in Obafemi Owode LGA of Ogun State.
“The bus belonged to the Road Transport Employers Association,Nigeria,RTEAN.The vehicle was coming from Ibadan and it was going to Sango Ota and decided to pass through Abeokuta,so as to avoid some gridlock on the road. The accident was caused by over speeding as the driver lost control when the tyre burst.The vehicle somesaulted and crossed the median,”said Babatunde Akinbiyi, the PRO of the Ogun State traffic management authority, TRACE.
Apart from the 3 fatalities, 8 people (6 men and 2 women) suffered serious injuries.
The FRSC spokesperson said this fatal accident could have been averted if the commercial driver wasn’t in a hurry to make quick money.
May the souls of the victims rest in perfect peace.