Accident

Two die in Ogun auto – crash

Two persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a Mack truck around Akankan Village via Olodo on Abeokuta-Ibadan Highway on Saturday.  Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps ( TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday. Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred around 5:05pm was caused by excessive speed which led to loss of control and made the truck to summersault. He said that two persons were involved in the accident, saying that one of them died on the spot while the other died in the hospital. He added that the deceased had been deposited at General Hospital morgue in Odeda and [Read]

New Year Eve Tragedy: Motorcyclist, Passenger Crushed To Death By Truck In Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Tragedy struck on Tuesday evening in Ogun State as a motorcyclist and his passenger were crushed to death by a truck belonging to a multinational cement company. The ugly incident happened at Imowo Eleran along Ibadan road, in Ijebu-Ode area of the State. The driver of the truck was said to have crushed the motorcyclist and his passenger from behind, as they were reported to have died on the spot. Eyewitness account said an irate mob immediately set ablaze the ill-fated truck and another belonging to the same company. SEE ALSO: Tragedy As Another Federal Lawmaker, Gawo Dies in Dubai on New Year Eve Confirming the incident, the Public [Read]

Two die, Nine injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

ABEOKUTA – Two persons were confirmed dead while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Toyota Hiace commercial bus around new Makun city on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.  Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 3:55pm and was caused by excessive speeding which resulted into tyre burst. He stated that 14 people were involved in the accident, saying that nine sustained injuries while two persons consisting of two female died. SEE ALSO: Yuletide: NEWS FLAKES NIGERIA Publisher Felicitates with Nigerians, Other Global Fans, Advocates Tolerance [Read]

Five killed, many injured in Boxing Day Ilorin-Ogbomoso auto-crash

OGBOMOSO – Five persons were feared dead with several others injured in an auto crash involving two vehicles along the Ilorin-Ogbomoso Road on Thursday.  According to eyewitnesses, the crash occurred at exactly 3:47p.m as a result of dangerous overtaking by an Ilorin-bound vehicle. An eyewitness, Mr. Ade Akanmu, said four people died on the spot while the last person died before getting to the hospital. Akanmu said, “It was a gory sight. Two vehicles were involved, one is a Mitsubishi Lancer marked OYO GBY 322AA with another car with registration number OYO RUW 135 XA. “The accident, which occurred at Ladokun in Surulere North LCDA area of Oyo State, happened [Read]

“I Will Stand On My Feet And Walk Again” – Yinka Aiyefele

  Nigerian Gospel Musician and FRESH FM Director, Olayinka Joel Aiyefele (OJA), says  he believes he would walk again. Aiyefele said this today, while speaking in an interview with Enitan Olusegun Bamidele on his radio program titled, “Eku Iyanju” on fresh fm, 105.9 Ibadan. It would be recalled that Dr. Yinka Ayefele on December 12, 1997 was involved in an automobile accident, which damaged his spinal cord and confined him to the wheelchair which later became a watershed that transformed his life from bitter experience to sweet experience. The musician has been unable to walk on his feet after the ugly incident that took his spinal cord, 23years ago. “I [Read]

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]