8 December 2012

Nigeria: Six Killed in Ibadan Road Crash

Ibadan — No fewer than six persons including a young lady were feared dead in an auto crash in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, in the early hours of Saturday.

According to an eye witness account, the victims just left a relaxation point at Ajeigbe area of Ibadan metropolis and were heading towards Mobil Filling Station when they met their death. Sunday Vanguard gathered that the driver of the Toyota Camry in which they were, was driving recklessly and, in the process, lost control and skidded off the road.

The source narrated that the car ran into an electricity pole at Oni and Sons Bus Stop and then somersaulted until it crossed to the other side of the dual carriageway and collided with a BMW car driving towards Challenge area. It was learnt that the owner of the BMW car died on the spot.

He was said to be coming from a vigil around 5a.m. when the accident occurred. A vulcanizer, who works in the area, said, " It was when I got here this morning that I saw the two cars. They said the accident occurred around 2:00a.m."

Asked if there were casualties, he explained that he saw about six bodies. "I don't know whether those who towed the wreckage of the two cars were police or Road Safety Commission officers. Also, I learned that all the people involved in the accident, about six of them, died and their bodies were taken to the Adeoyo State Hospital", he narrated. Efforts to get the Oyo State Police Command to comment on the crash were futile.

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