By Emmanuel Adeleke
At least four persons lost their lives while many sustained serious injuries in an accident involving a white 18-seater Hummer Toyota bus with registration number, JJJ 941 XA (Lagos) along Ibadan-Oyo Expressway, on Saturday.
The Atiba Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), DCC Bayode Olugbesan, in a statement said the accident was caused by overspeeding and overloading.
He said 20 passengers were in the bus but only four were confirmed dead by doctors at the State Hospital, Oyo.
Olugbesan said that remains of the four people who lost their lives in the accident had been deposited at the morgue.
“All the victims are male and their destination is North, the cause of the crash was over-speeding and overloading. The bus was supposed to carry 14 passengers but was loaded with 20 passengers,” he said.
He appealed to road users to be careful while driving and avoid overspeeding, overloading and night journey.