Six killed in Osun road crash as FRSC warns drivers against over speeding



Uba Group

No fewer than six persons were killed in an accident that occurred on Imesi-Ile highway in Osun State at the weekend.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Osun Command, said the crash happened due to brake failure and loss of control.

The Sector Commander of FRSC, Henry Benamaisia disclosed this in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Agnes Ogungbemi, on Sunday in Osogbo.

Benamaisia said two vehicles had a head-on collision on Saturday at about 9:44 pm due to brake failure of one of them, resulting in the death of six persons.

He explained that an articulated vehicle (Red Daf), without a number plate, collided with another blue commercial truck on Imesi-Ile hill resulting in casualties due to over speeding.

“We have five dead victims taken to the University Teaching Hospital in Osun (UNIOSUN) by the Nigeria Police before the arrival of the FRSC team.

“The last dead victim was trapped under the truck and we were able to use an extricate machine to remove the trapped body from one of the vehicles,” Benamaisia said.

According to him, the accident involved 17 persons with 11 escaping unhurt while six others lost their lives.

He charged road users to drive defensively in order to prevent any form of accidents while ensuring that they do not engage in over speeding.

Benamaisia also advised drivers to drive with caution and ensure their vehicles were in perfect condition before embarking on any journey.