Black Tuesday As Two Die in Ogun accident

  Two people have lost their lives, in an accident that involved an Actros truck (TSL) marked ABC-580-XS and an unmarked Bajaj motorcycle, at Ago Igbala area of Ibafo, in Ogun state. Spokesman of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi who made this known said, an eye witness account said the accident was caused by overspeeding by the truck driver, which led to the truck hitting the motorcycle from the rear. Akinbiyi said two males and one female were involved in the accident, with one male and the female losing their lives in the process, while the other male was unhurt. He added that the [Read]

Five killed, Nine injured in Lagos-Ibadan auto crash

  The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command, yesterday confirmed the accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway claimed five lives while nine others were injured. Mr Clement Oladele, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, said in Ota, Ogun State that the accident occurred at 9.10pm around Danco Petrol Station, near Sagamu, on Saturday. Oladele blamed the lone accident, which involved a white Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number LSR 642XB, on speed violation. He said that 14 persons, 10 males and four females, were involved in the crash. “The bodies of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, while [Read]

Eight die, seven injured as fuel tanker crushes three cars, four tricycles in Kogi

  LOKOJA – No fewer than eight persons lost their lives yesterday in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, when a trailer laden with petrol lost control, rammed into some vehicles and crushed them. The accident, which occurred at Felele community along Lokoja – Abuja highway, involved four tricycles, two motorcycles, three cars and a bus. Seven people sustained serious injuries. A witness, Moses Johnson, told our correspondent that the accident occurred around 8.45am, adding that the trailer was coming from Lagos with petrol when it lost control as a result of brake malfunction, leading to the killing of innocent citizens. Our source’s  correspondent saw the trailer in flames while officers of [Read]

One dies, Nine injured on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

  ABEOKUTA – One person was confirmed dead while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a Mack trailer around Saapade bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.   Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Saturday. Akinbiyi noted that the accident occurred around 10:15am and was caused by excessive speed and wrongful overtaking on the part of the Mazda bus. He explained that five male adults and four female adults sustained injuries while one male adult died in the accident. “The bus marked KRE 495 XA was coming from Ibadan while the [Read]

BREAKING: Many Trapped As Multiple Accidents Cause Gridlock On Otedola Bridge

  LAGOS – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a multiple auto accident involving 10 vehicles occurred Wednesday morning on Otedola Bridge inward Berger, with many people trapped, causing traffic build up along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Reacting to the incident, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LATSMA), said the “accident involved a containerized truck, a pickup and a high capacity bus as well as several cars.” According to LATSMA, “the accident is said to involve up to 10 vehicles,” while it advised motorists to “use CMD road from Secretariat towards Otedola for now as we await more updates on this situation.” The Lagos State-owned [Read]

BREAKING: Hit-and-run Trailer Driver Kills Five, Injures Two in Ondo [SEE PHOTOS]

ONDO – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that no fewer that five people have been killed in an auto crash that occurred at Awoyaya KM 17 Ife garage, Ondo in Ondo west local government area of Ondo state. The auto crash left another two people injured, though eight occupants were said to be on board, whereabouts of the remaining one is not known yet. The accident was said to have occurred at around 4am on Sunday. Federal road safety commission said, the accident involved a Sharon Volkswagen with registration number; KTU 706BW while the second vehicle, a trailer is said to be on the [Read]

29 passengers cheat death as bus plunges into canal

  Passengers on board a commercial bus, popularly called Danfo, yesterday escaped death after the bus plunged into a canal in front of the National Theatre complex, Iganmu, Lagos. They were all rescued unhurt. It was gathered that the vehicle, with registration number MUS 68 XH, suddenly developed technical problem and plunged into the canal opposite National Theatre entrance. The bus driver, Mr. Augustine Okorie, said the number of passengers in the vehicle was 29. He described the survival of the passengers as a ‘miracle.’ “I was bringing in 29 passengers from Shinbiri area in Okokomaiko, Badagry expressway and on getting to the front of the National Art Theatre, I [Read]

Black Thursday as one dies, seven injured in Sagamu – Ijebu Ode expressway accident

IJEBU-ODE – One person was confirmed dead while seven others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Toyota bus and a Fiat Van around Babcock University on Sagamu – Ijebu Ode expressway. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) , confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday. The TRACE spokesman added that the accident was caused by reckless driving and loss of control on the part of the bus driver. Akinbiyi noted that the accident occurred around 2:30am while the bus was driving inbound Lagos from the East. “The driver of the bus drove recklessly, lost control and rammed into the white Fiat van [Read]

So sad! Two Nigerian female footballers killed by hit and run driver

  UYO – A reckless driver has terminated lives of two Police Machine players Saturday Glory and Ani Ekong on Tuesday, October 1. Saturday Glory and Ani Ekong were said to have been killed by a hit and run driver in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state after their evening training. Police Machine are preparing for the Nigeria Women Professional League relegation playoffs slated for Lokoja in Kogi state before this heartbreaking incident. It was gathered the unknown driver also left four other players of Police Machine injured and they are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Uyo. Chairperson of the Nigerian Women Football League, Mrs Aisha Falode has expressed [Read]

Tragedy As Another Commercial Bus Plunges Into Ososa River in Ogun Again

IJEBU-ODE – Barely four days after a staff of Tai Solarin College of Education, (TASCE) Omu Ijebu plunged into the Ososa river on the Sagamu Ijebu Benin expressway, a sienna space wagon bus with passengers has on Wednesday plunged into the same river Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Wednesday. Oladele explained that the crash occurred around 4:30pm. He noted that crash occured when the driver of the bus attempted to overtake another vehicle on the bridge and unfortunately lost control and flipped into the river He added that the FRSC rescue team had immediately moved to [Read]

Tipper driver kills two in Anambra

ANAMBRA – A fatal accident involving a driver of tipper with registration number XA206 KPP and a 50 mate motorcycle with registration number Ql500 UVN at Nnewi, Nnewi north LGA has led to death of the cyclist and another. It was learnt the accident occurred along Ukwukpaka junction, Mbanakwa Okpuno Nnewichi, Nnewi and the motorcycle was rode by one Mr Clement Odo, aged 50y while his passenger was Mr Anayo Elinye, aged 38. The Anambra state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Muhammed, hile confirming the report, said that a preliminary investigation revealed that the tipper had a break failure while on motion and rolled backward and collided with [Read]

Tragedy As Five die in Ondo Auto-crash

ONDO – No fewer than five people, including two children, have died in a road crash involving a bus and a truck on Tuesday morning in Ore Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, the Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview. Ogungbemide said that five out of the 13 passengers involved in the accident died instantly while seven other people sustained various degrees of injury. He said that FRSC operatives had taken the victims to Adeola Hospital, Kajola and Opeyemi Hospital, Ore in the area. “On Sept. 17, [Read]

Tragedy As 18 die in Nasarawa road mishap

LAFIA – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) yesterday said 18 persons died in an accident on Sunday evening on the Akwanga-Nasarawa Eggon highway. The Nasarawa State sector commander of the corps, Ismaila Kugu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that the mishap involved an articulated vehicle and a commuter bus belonging to the Benue Links Transport Company. He said 13 persons died on the spot while 11 others were hospitalised in Eggon and Lafia. Kugu added: “As of this evening (yesterday) when we went for a follow-up, five of the 11 injured persons we took to the hospitals for treatment have died.” [Read]

Tragedy as drunk driver kills Three in Abuja, flees scene

ABUJA – Tragedy struck in Gwarinpa district of the Federal Capital Territory when a yet-to-be identified driver killed three people in an auto crash that left many others in pains after sustaining varying degrees of injury. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the accident which occurred early Saturday after a white Mercedes Benz 4Matic 2016 model collided with three commercial tricycles around CITEC Estate in the District. Eyewitnesses said the driver of the white Benz with number plate, SRP 553 QG, was suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol when he rammed into the three tricycles with a top speed. It was gathered that the driver of the Benz [Read]

JUST IN: Ondo Senator, Tofowomo, Three Others Involved In Auto Crash

AKURE – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that lawmaker representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Nicholas Tofowomo, has been involved in a car accident in Ondo State. The lawmaker was reported to be heading to Abuja with his entourage when the accident happened on Friday evening. Together with the senator was Banji Okunomo, Peoples Democratic Party Publicity Secretary in Ondo, and two other members of the party. According to sources, the lawmaker and others involved in the crash are currently admitted at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, for treatment. “They were rushed to the hospital immediately after the crash [Read]