The convoy of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki was yesterday involved in an accident along the Benin-Lagos Express Road. The accident occurred in front of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) but no live was lost except for three persons who sustained injuries. Naija News Gathers
Apart from the bus in the Governor’s convoy assigned to his press crew, a Honda Accord car, an SUV and another unidentified car were involved in the accident.The multiple accident left a medical doctor, mother and child injured.
Naija News learnt that the accident resulted from break failure from the bus conveying the Government House press crew.
Following the break failure, the bus was said to have rammed into the other vehicles, injuring several persons, including a medical doctor, a mother and her child.
Some journalists in the Government House crew and others in the bus also sustained varying degrees of injuries and have been taken to the UBTH where they are receiving medical attention.
The Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, who confirmed the incident, said the bus was on its way from an official assignment.
“A number of people in the bus and three other vehicles that were involved in the accident, including a medical doctor and a mother and child, sustained varied degrees of injuries, and are currently receiving treatments at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH),” he said.
Osagie added that government has undertaken to pay the medical bills of all those injured.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said:
“A number of people in the bus and three other vehicles that were involved in the accident, including a medical doctor and a mother and child, sustained varied degrees of injuries, and are currently receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
“An official of the state government has been sent to the hospital to ascertain the degree of injuries sustained by the victims and we are also in touch with the doctors managing the victims.
“We have undertaken to pay the medical bills of all the victims. No life was lost.”