Twenty people cheat death in Abeokuta accident

Twenty people, among who were two babies, escaped death when the 18-seater passenger bus in which they were travelling swerved off the road and finally plunged into a ditch at the Aro end of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Abeokuta yesterday.

The accident, which involved a blue colour Mazda bus with registration number Ogun XE 413 TTD was on full speed when it got to the speed breaker at the Aro Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta where it suddenly swerved off the road into the ditch.

Though no life was lost, eyewitnesses told Saturday Mirror all the victims of the accident who were seriously injured were taken to Ogun State General Hospital, Ijaiye for medical attention.

When Saturday Mirror visited the accident scene, the bus was in the ditch, damaged and stained with congealing blood. Passengers’ luggages, mobile phones and some naira notes as well as a blank motor park passengers’ manifest were scattered all over the accident scene.

Speaking with newsmen, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) from Ewekoro Division, Sodiq Owolabi, confirmed the accident. He added that the victims were all taken to the hospital by men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

Owolabi, who gave the name of the bus’ driver as Biodun Biobaku also explained that the driver oversped and lost control of the vehicle at a point along the road which resulted in the accident.

Related Stories »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Navigate »

  • Musa A.Musa (2 hours ago)
    I wish him quick recovery inJesus Name Amen.
  • PATRICK AGBOBU (6 hours ago)
    IF GOODLUCK JONATHAN RUNS AND WINS AND HE IS SWORN…
  • PATRICK AGBOBU (6 hours ago)
    GOODLUCK JONATHAN CAN YOU HEAR YOURSELF? YES YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS…
  • Ade Philip (10 hours ago)
    I believe its right for the IGP to get involved…
  • Musa A.Musa (10 hours ago)
    Let no man deceives us. the truth is that united…

Liberia: Ebola Patient Flees Hospital »

TODAY’S E-MIRROR »

DOWNLOAD OUR TOOLBAR »

Get our toolbar!

Subscribe to our newsletter »

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

downloadMobileNew »

downloadMobileNew

NOW SELLING!!! »

NOW SELLING!!!

Archive »

October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Subscribe to our newsletter »

Start receiving Breaking News & Alerts by simply adding your email below. A confirmation email will be sent to you!

9jaman »

9jaman

openadnation.com »

@NationalMirror »