By Tola Gbadamosi
Three commuters have died in an accident that occurred along Akure -Owo route by Federal Government Girls College Akure in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State.
The Hope Metro gathered 12 others were injured in the crash which occurred at about 5:00 am on Sunday.
It involved an ash Toyota Sienna car with number plate LND 778YG and an ash colour Himmer bus with marked KTN 298YJ.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the accident in a statement it issued hours after the auto crash.
According to the FRSC Sector Commander in Ondo State, Ezekiel Sonallah, 15 persons were involved in the accident; 12 male adults and three female adults.
He stated that 12 out of the commuters were injured while three others lost their lives in the incident.
Sonallah disclosed that the crash was caused by wrongful overtaking and over speeding by the driver of the Sienna car.
The injured victims have been taken to the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital annex, Akure for treatment, while the remains of the dead victims have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.
The FRSC Sector Commander appealed to members of the public to avoid travelling in the night because of the hazards associated with it.
While warning motorists against overspending, Sonallah urged them to install the speed limiting device on their vehicles.
He equally charged passengers to report any driver that does not obey the traffic rules and regulations to the FRSC.