by Adeola Balogun
A car crash which occurred over the weekend at Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State has resulted in the deaths of not less than 4 persons.
The accident was reportedly caused by a head-on collision involving an 18-passenger Mazda bus and a Honda sedan.
The incident also resulted in varying degrees of injury to 14 other passengers of the vehicles.
The officer in charge of Field Operation of the Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in the state, Mr. Joseph Ojerinde, told Vanguard that the accident occurred at 6.30pm on Saturday.
Ojerinde attributed the crash to the reckless driving. He said the Honda car made a dangerous overtake and collided with the bus, which was coming from the opposite direction.
Ojerinde said: “Immediately we were informed about the accident, our men moved to the scene, we were told that the Honda Accord car, dangerously overtook a vehicle and had a head-on collision with the Mazda bus coming from the other side.”
He said 22 persons were in both cars: 14 males, four females and four under-aged children, adding that the dead were adult males.
Their corpses have been deposited at the mortuary of the State SpecialistHospital, Akure, while those injured were taken to the General Hospitals in Igbara-Oke and Ilara-Mokin for treatment.