10 Persons Killed In Kwara Auto Crash – FRSC Report

The Kwara sector commands of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have stated that 10 persons died in multiple fatal accident at the Ile Pupa area on Jebba-Bode Saadu Expressway in Kwara state which happened on Thursday night. The command disclosed this in a statement issued in Ilorin by the sector commander, Frederick Ogidan, and made available to newsmen on Friday.

According to the statement, the accident, which occurred at about 6:30 p.m., was caused by wrong overtaking and speed violation. It explained that 17 persons, including 12 male adults, two female adults, one male child and two female children, were involved in the incident. It further explained that three vehicles were involved and that seven male adults, one female adult and two female children died in the crash.

The statement also identified the three vehicles to include a petroleum tanker, Toyota Corolla car and Volkswagen Sharon bus. The petrol tanker was identified as white Gallop Commercial JAC, belonging to DANMARNA Petroleum Ltd.

Mr. Frederick Ogidan further disclosed that N60,750 cash was recovered from the scene of the crash. He also stated that survivors of the crash sustained varying degrees of injuries, such as bruises and cuts. He added that the injured ones were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

He also explained that the remains of the dead were deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital mortuary. He further stated that police officers from Jebba Divisional Unit had taken custody of the vehicles involved in the accident. The state FRSC commandant advised motorists to be cautious about their speed and overtaking on the highways.

He stated that the command would commence another round of enforcement on speed violation and overloading from Monday, July 17, 2023. According to his words; “We cannot tolerate a situation where 10 lives are lost in a single crash. We are going to commence another round of enforcement on speed violation and overloading from Monday 17th July 2023,” Mr. Frederick Ogidan stated.

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