It is quite saddening that reports of road accidents are already rising in number despite the fact that the year 2021 is just beginning. A few days ago, the FRSC in Osun state confirmed that no fewer than 2 persons lost their lives in a recent ghastly accident involving a Toyota HiAce bus and a heavy-duty truck on Ipetu-Ijesha highway. Out of a total of 6 persons that were reportedly victims of the horrifying accident, only one person survived with no serious injuries.
A recent road accident involving a Toyota bus and a truck claimed 2 lives in Osun state
The Osun State sector commander of the FRSC, Mrs Kudirat Ibrahim, said in her official report that the ghastly accident occurred during the evening hours of Wednesday, January 20 at Iwaraja junction on Ipetu-Ijesha highway. She reported that 6 persons were affected by the accident which involved a Toyota HiAce bus with plate number (DKA 597 BQ) and a truck with plate number (XP 817 EPE).
Mrs Ibrahim’s report confirmed that 2 persons died at the scene of the accident while 3 others suffered serious injuries and were rushed to the Wesley Hospital in Ilesha for proper treatment. She also confirmed that the agency has deposited the corpses of the victims to a mortuary in Ilesha and the accident scene has been clear to restore free-flow of traffic. When speaking about the cause of this terrible incident, Mrs Ibrahim blamed the two drivers for being guilty of the following:
- Disregard of traffic rules
- Lack of patience while driving
In other news, Nigeria’s transport minister, Babatunde Fashola, has reportedly visited the scene of the recent tanker accident in Lagos to access the resultant damages.
Below is a press report video that confirms this new update.
Fashola Inspects Damage Caused By Tanker Accident In Lagos