MICHAEL OLANREWAJU, Ilorin
A ghastly auto crash involving two 18-seater buses along the newly commissioned Geri Alimi underpass dual carriage road, Ilorin, Kwara State has claimed the life of a middle-aged man.
The fatal accident, which occurred at about 8:10 am on Wednesday, was said to have been caused by over speeding and reckless driving, resulting in loss of control.
It was gathered that one of the buses, a Mazda bus with registration number XY 525 FST, was entering the state capital, while the second bus, also a Mazda bus with registration number LRN 208 ZA, was leaving the city when they both had an head-on collision.
Eyewitness account said that sympathizers had to use various tools to bring out many passengers out of the buses involved in the fatal accident due to impact of the crash.
Speaking with journalists, the state sector commander, of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Uche Wihioka, confirmed that one male person died in the auto crash, saying that two male persons were involved with one sustaining high degree injury.
The FRSC boss said that his men had taken victims of the crash to the state General Hospital, adding that the state police command had also taken over cleaning of the scene of the accident.
Wihioka, who advised motorists to be cautious while on steering either within the town or highway, said the piece of advice became more expedient during present rainy season.
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