One Dead, Three Injured In Kogi Road Accident

A ghastly motor accident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday has left one person dead and three others injured in Kogi State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred at Elete village along Lokoja-Ajaokuta Road in Kogi.

The Kogi Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Samuel Oyedeji, who confirmed the incident to NAN in a telephone interview, described it as very unfortunate.

Oyedeji said that the accident, which involved a Peugeot J-5 bus and a Sharon bus, left the driver of the J-5 bus dead.

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He gave the cause of the collusion as speeding, reckless overtaking and carelessness.

“The Sharon bus had eight persons while the J-5 bus had only three persons but God in his infinite mercy, kept seven persons unhurt.

“FRSC rescue team, which rushed to the accident scene, took the injured persons to the Kogi Specialist Hospital, Lokoja for medical attention,” said.

The sector commander said that the corpse of the bus driver was claimed by the members of the community for burial.

Oyedeji appealed to motorists to exercise caution while on the highway, not to be involved such accidents that brings about untimely deaths and destruction of property.

“We expect every motorists to keep to the traffic rules and regulations to stay alive and to safe guard the lives of innocent passengers on the highways,” he said.