James Sowole in Akure
A fatal accident involving two vehicles at Agbabu junction along Ore- Okitipupa Road in Odigbo Local Government Friday evening left five persons dead and several others injured.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Ondo State Police Command, Mr. Femi Joseph confirmed the situation, noting that the accident occured at about 6.30 p.m.
Joseph said the accident was as result of a head-on-collision between a Toyota Privia bus with registration number Lagos MT 138KJA and a Toyota Avensis car with regiatration number Ondo BDR 599 AA.
He said the two vehicles “were going on the opposite direction. Five people died in the accident, three females and two males. From the information we got from one of the survivors, it was the driver of the Privia Bus, known as Daniel that caused the accident as he left his lane to collide with the other vehicle coming from the Okitipupa.
“We were told that the driver was drinking alcohol while he was driving so he mistakenly swerved to the other lane to collide with the car and immediately the accident occured, he ran away. We are still looking for him.”
However, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) stated that three people died in the accident. The Head of Operation of the FRSC in the state, Mr. Ogungbemile Olusegun said that the crash claimed three lives.
It was gathered that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the Ore General Hospital while the injured passengers were still receiving treatment.