Not less than eight persons have died while 12 others have sustained various degrees of injuries after a multiple accident involving seven vehicles.
Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Clement Oladele, confirmed the accident involving a Toyota bus marked LSR 560 XJ, Mazda bus marked XD 792 EZA , Toyota Sienna marked ABC 512 ZV and Toyota Camry marked APP 196 RQ.
Other vehicles involved in the multiple crashes are; Iveco tanker with registration number DED 776 XA, Daf tanker marked APP 248 XT and Daf container with registration number LND 04 XX.
The FRSC boss attributed the cause of the accident to overspeeding, reckless driving and loss of control on the part of one of the vehicles which led to a container fallen off from its hook on two buses.
“From investigations, it was learnt that the unfortunate fatal crash was caused by speeding, reckless driving and loss of control on the part of one of the vehicles which led to a container fallen off from its hook on two buses.
“Other vehicles rammed into each other in the process, in an attempt to escape from the scene.
“The accident involved 43 persons, 12 persons which included five female and seven male were injured while eight persons which included one female, six male and a child died in the accident,” he said.
He noted that the injured victims were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu and Fambis Hospital in Mowe, while the remains of the deceased were deposited at the mortuary of OOUTH in Sagamu.
He advised motorists to remember that the road is still under ongoing rehabilitation and to observe the maximum speed of 50km.