Thirty-three persons escaped death in an accident involving two vehicles on the Ile-Ife – Ilesa expressway on Thursday, Osun State, the Federal Road Safety Corps has said.
The Osun State Sector Commander, Paul Okpe, made this known in a statement issued to journalists by the spokesperson for the command, Agnes Ogungbemi, in Osogbo.
Mr Okpe explained that the accident occurred after a light blue Toyota RAV4 JEEP collided with a white Toyota bus, as a result of road traffic violations and excessive speeding.
He said that the accident occurred around 12:25 p.m. on the Dunghill axis, five kilometres from the base.
“The accident resulted in seven male adults, nine female adults, six male children, and eight female children sustaining severe injuries, while three other persons were unharmed.
“30 persons sustained severe injuries while only three persons were unharmed,’’ the sector commander said.
Mr Okpe added that the injured passengers were taken to the Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital for medical attention, while both vehicles were towed to the Nigerian Police post, Ile -Ife toll gate.