Geri-Alimi underpass records first casualty


A ghastly motor accident involving two commercial vehicles yesterday has allegedly claimed the life of one person in Ilorin, the Kwara state.
The accident, which involved two 18-seater buses, occurred along the newly commissioned Geri Alimi underpass dual carriage road in the Ilorin metropolis.
The unfortunate incident which took place around 8am was said to have been caused by over speeding and reckless driving, which resulted in loss of control.
It was gathered that a Mazda bus with registration number XY 525 FST was returning from Ogbomosho while the second bus, also a Mazda bus with registration number LRN 208 ZA was leaving Ilorin when they both had a head-on collision.
According to eyewitness account, passers-by forcefully brought out trapped passengers from the mangled buses involved in the fatal accident.
Speaking on the incident, the Kwara State Sector Commander, Uche Wihioka who confirmed the death of one unidentified male in the accident, said another passenger (also a male) sustained high degree injury.
Wihioka stated that his men had taken victims to the General Hospital, Ilorin adding that the state Police Command had also cleared the scene of the accident.
The FRSC boss however advised motorists to be cautious while on steering either within town or highway adding that the advice becomes more expedient during present rainy season.

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