2 die in Ondo autocrash
By Sade Adewale, Ondo
Two people lost their lives in an auto crash that occurred at Ife round about, Ondo.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident which occurred around 2pm in front of captain cook in Ondo along ore road involved a tipper lorry with marked ; XC 753 KNH, one Bajaji Motorcycle with number plate, NKR 344 QE and one TVS Motorcycle with number plate NND 990 VN.
Eye witnesses’ account told The Hope Metro that the tipper lorry, which was coming from the behind, rammed into the motorcycles from the rear.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corp, in Ondo town were said to have rushed to the scene, where they rescued the other victims.
The Unit Commander in Ondo town, Assist. Corps Commander, Olarewaju Adewumi said, “five people were involved; that is four male adults and one female adult. Out of the people, two were dead this include female.
“Other three have been taken to Trauma Centre for treatment in Ondo town, while the dead bodies have been deposited at the General hospital mortuary in the town.
“The vehicle was coming from Akure garage and the cause of the incident is break failure and lost of control”, he stressed.
Speaking with the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, said the accident involved a tipper lorry driven by one Goke Alade and two motorcycles.
He said the tipper lorry and the motorcycles have been taken to the station for safe keeping at the Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) inspection, while investigation is ongoing.