FRSC confirms 6 travellers dead in Ondo auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State Command on tuesday said no fewer than six people today lost their lives and one injured in a road accident along Akure/ Owo Road.

Mr Ezekiel SonAllah, FRSC State Sector Commander made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure.

SonAllah, who explained that the accident involved one Red Man Diesel Truck and one Ash Toyota Sienna marked FFN 310 PU said that it occurred at about 1:39 pm around 3km away from Akure Airport.

The sector commander, who said that six male adults died while one female adult was injured out of 8 people involved attributed the causes of the accident as the speed violation(SPV), wrongful overtaken(WOV) and loss of control(LOC).

According to him, the items recovered from the scene of the accident including money, phones has been handed over to the police operatives from Ogbese in Akure North Local Government Area of the state.

“Meanwhile, the six corpse have been deposited at the general hospital morgue, Akure while obstruction has been cleared and the vehicles, money and phones were handed over to the police,” he said.

SonAllah, therefore, called on motorists to always abide by the prescribed speed limit and commercial drivers must ensure they install speed limiting device in their vehicles.

“Our drivers should be safety conscious at all the times and should not overtake if it is not safe.

“Passengers should not only warn drivers in an event of excess speed but also report them to security agencies manning the highways,” he said.

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