Igbara - A fatal auto crash that happened at Igbara Oke, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday has claimed four lives while 14 others sustained injuries.
Joseph Ojerinde, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), in charge of field operations, state command, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure on Sunday.
The officer said that the accident that happened at 6.30 p.m. was as a result of reckless driving by one of the drivers.
He said that the auto crash involved a Mazda bus, with registration number Lagos KSF 706 XF carrying 18 passengers and a Honda Accord saloon car with number AA 239 GBH.
“The two vehicles involved in the crash had a head-on collision.”
“The Honda car made a dangerous overtaking and consequently collided with the bus coming from the opposite direction.”
“We were told that the Honda Accord car dangerously overtook a vehicle and in the process, had a head-on collision with the Mazda bus coming from the other side,” Ojerinde stated.
“Immediately, we were informed about the accident, our men moved promptly to the scene.”
Ojerinde, who said that four under-aged children were also involved in the accident, did not confirm their condition.
NAN reports that the identities of the victims were not known as at the press time.
However, Ojerinde said that the bodies of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of the State Specialist Hospital, Akure.
According to him, the injured had been taken to the General Hospitals in Igbara- Oke and Ilara-Mokin, respectively for treatment.