Eleven persons lost their lives early this morning in Shao, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State. The accident happened around Shao Junction, a mildly busy road that links the Jebba Expressway.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Jonathan Owoade, who had earlier spoken to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin said that the accident occurred as a result of speed violation.
He noted, “The FRSC received a call at around 6.35 a.m. about a crash involving two vehicles, a commercial bus and an articulated vehicle this morning and found that the crash resulted from speed violation,’’
The Sector Commander said that out of 20 persons involved in the crash, 11 persons lost their lives on the spot while others sustained various degrees of injuries.
He Commented further, “Twenty persons were involved in the accident; 11 persons were killed while others sustained fractures and injuries.
He said that the remains of the victims were deposited at the morgue of the UITH.
“The 11 corpses were taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, while those who sustained injuries were taken to a nearby clinic for treatment.
“The road has been cleared and there is no obstruction caused as a result of the crash,’’ Owoade said.
He therefore warned motorists against violating road safety guidelines and that commuters should always caution commercial vehicle drivers against over-speeding.620