Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta
Six persons have died while one other sustained injuries in an accident involving a truck and a Honda pilot Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) around Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Mr Ahmed Umar confirmed the accident to New Telegraph in Abeokuta on Saturday, disclosing that the accident happened around 7am.
According to him, the accident was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the SUV driver.
The FRSC boss disclosed that the driver of the Honda pilot marked, LSR 525 FY who was on top speed, lost control and rammed into the moving truck with registration number KRV 716 ZV.
Umar explained that eight male adults and one female adult were involved in the accident, adding that five males and one female died.
He added that the only injured victim was taken to Idera Hospital, Ogere for medical attention, while the corpses of the deceased were deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara.
Umar advised motoring public to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and also avoid dangerous driving, excessive speed and wrongful overtaking.