Over Speeding Car Kills Two Siblings in Ogun

Police officers are seen conducting checks on vehicles at the Federal High court in Abuja, Nigeria October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A heartbreaking incident occurred at Irewon junction along Imowo-Ibadan garage road, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, where two siblings lost their lives in an accident.

Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesman of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the unfortunate event on Monday.

According to Akinbiyi, the accident took place at 7:50 am and involved a Honda Accord car.

He explained that the driver of the Honda Accord Car with registration number KJA 394 EE was speeding, lost control, and collided with two pedestrians from behind, resulting in the tragic loss of the siblings.

“According to eyewitnesses, the Honda car driver was speeding and could not control the vehicle while approaching the bend on the axis, thereby ramming into two siblings from behind.

“Two confirmed dead pedestrians (male and female siblings) were deposited at Ijebu Ode General Hospital Mortuary. The Honda Accord was car towed to the police station, Obalende, Ijebu Ode, for further investigation,” he said.

Akinbiyi said the driver was also arrested by the police.

The TRACE spokesman said some youths later blocked the entire Imowo-Ibadan garage road to express their anger over the incident.

He, however, said the youths were chased away from the road by the police and the Nigerian Army.

Akinbiyi commiserated with the family of the deceased while urging drivers to avoid speeding.

He also urged pedestrians to avoid backing traffic while walking by the roadside, rather they should face traffic to avert danger.

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