An auto crash that occurred at Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, weekend, has claimed four lives, with fourteen others sustaining injuries.
The incident happened following a head-on collision of an 18-passenger Mazda bus, number plate Lagos KSF 706 XF, and a Honda Accord saloon, AA 239 GBH.
Confirming the accident, officer in charge of Field Operation of the Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in the state, Mr. Joseph Ojerinde, said it occurred at 6.30pm on Saturday.
Ojerinde attributed the crash to reckless driving. He said the Honda car made overtook another vehicle dangerously and collided with the bus, which was coming from the opposite direction.
“Immediately we were informed about the accident, our men moved to the scene, we were told that the Honda Accord car, dangerously overtook a vehicle and had a head-on collision with the Mazda bus coming from the other side,” Ojerinde said.
According to him, 22 persons were in both cars: 14 males, four females and four under-aged children. He added that the dead were adult males.
Their corpses have been deposited at the mortuary of the State Specialist Hospital, Akure, while those injured were taken to the General Hospitals in Igbara-Oke and Ilara-Mokin for treatment.