No fewer than 14 people were killed in an accident that occurred on Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa highway on Saturday evening.
The Sector Commander, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osun State command, Mr Paul Okpe, made this known in a statement issued by Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi, the command’s spokesperson, in Osogbo on Sunday morning.
Okpe explained that the accident occurred at 5:40 p.m. at the powerline area, killing four males, four females and six children.
The sector commander explained that four males who survived in the accident, were rushed to a nearby hospital.
“The 14 corpses have been deposited in a morgue, and the road cleared to avoid gridlock on the highway,” Okpe said.
He said that an articulated vehicle (Howo-Sinotruck) with number plate BAU 171 ZE collided with a Toyota Sienna with registration number plate KRD 842 GY.
“We received a distressed call at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday evening about an accident on Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa highway, involving two vehicles.
“Our men arrived at the location at 5:50 p.m and met dead bodies at the scene, which we have taken to the nearest morgue at the Wesley Hospital in Ilesa,” Okpe said.
The sector commander said that the accident occurred due to disobedience to road safety ordinance by motorists.
Okpe cautioned road users to be safety-conscious while embarking on a long journey.