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One dead, 10 injured in Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said one person died while 10 others sustained injuries in an accident at Kobape on the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway on Sunday.

Ahmed Umar, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun State, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

The FRSC Officer explained that the accident involved a Toyota Previa marked KSF 145 HN and a Toyota Avensis with registration number AAA 301 HN.

Umar said the accident occurred at 6:35pm and was caused by excessive speed and loss of control by both vehicle drivers.

“Both vehicles were moving on the same lane but on excessive speed and then the two drivers suddenly lost control and veered into the bush,” he said.

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The Sector Commander stated that 16 people were involved, which comprised 10 men and six women.

He said that 10 people sustained injuries while one man died in the accident.

He added that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital in Sagamu and Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, saying the deceased was deposited at Idera Hospital mortuary.

The Sector Commander cautioned motorists on reckless driving, especially during the rainy season.

Umar also advised motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations and consider other road users.

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