Two Die, One Injured In Ijebu-Ode-Ibadan Highway Crash

Two persons were reported to have lost their lives when their vehicles skidded off the highway and rammed into a tree along the Idofe area of the Ijebu-Ode-Ibadan highway on Monday.

The spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, disclosed this to PUNCH Metro in a statement on Monday.

According to Akinbiyi, the accident, which occurred in the early hours of Monday, involved three persons travelling in a Toyota Camry car with the number plate SMK 532HY.

Two of the occupants were said to have died on the spot while one person sustained injuries. The remains of the dead persons were said to have been released to their families while the injured person was taken to Ijebu-Igbo General Hospital for treatment.

Akinbiyi said, “There was a road crash along the Idofe area of the Ijebu-Ode-Ibadan Expressway involving three persons. Two of the persons involved are dead while the third person was injured.

“According to eyewitness accounts, the driver of the vehicle was on top speed when he suddenly lost control, and due to visibility challenges, coupled with the fact that he couldn’t control on time, the vehicle ran into a nearby bush, hit a tree and two occupants, including the driver of the vehicle, died on the spot with the third occupant sustaining varying degrees of injury.

“The corpses of the victims have been recovered by the family and taken to Ijebu-Igbo for burial, while the injured have been taken to Ijebu-Igbo General Hospital.”

The TRACE spokesperson warned that road users, especially drivers, should avoid excessive speeding when driving on the highway.

“While TRACE and the police commiserate with the families of the deceased, motorists are again cautioned against excessive speed, especially when visibility is very poor in view of its attendant consequences,” Akinbiyi stated.

Credit: Punch Newspaper

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