SO SAD! One Person Confirmed Dead After Hilux Van Rams Into 2 Keke in Ilorin.
One person has been confirmed dead in a fatal accident around the Government Secondary School on Ilorin-Old Jebba Road, Kwara State.
We gathered that the accident, which happened on Monday, involved two tricycles and an escort vehicle.
Though the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Police Force said the accident did not record any fatality, the Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed that one person died.
An eyewitness, however, claimed that three passengers from the two commercial tricycles died at the accident scene.
He said, “A government escort vehicle overrode two tricycles in the crash, which occurred at the Government Secondary School, Fate Junction, along with the Ministry of Agric, Ilorin.”
The witness, who did not want to be identified, said the accident was caused by speeding and speed violation on the part of the escort driver.
The state Police Public Relations officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, in a statement, said the accident involved a Hilux vehicle belonging to a private agro-industrial company and three tricycles.
“The accident occurred when the driver of the Hilux van, who was coming from the same direction as the tricycles, lost control and collided with the tricycles, which resulted in a serious crash leading to injuries on Yusuf Kadiri, Hussein Seriki, and Latifat Kamarudeen.
“The victims have been taken to UITH Okeoyi, Ilorin, for medical attention and are positively responding to treatment.
“This press statement becomes necessary to correct some erroneous information making the rounds on the health condition of the victims; none of the victims died, and the vehicle involved in the accident belongs to Hillcrest Agro-industrial Company, Offa, and not to the police or the government,” Okasanmi said.
The Kwara State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Jonathan Owoade, who confirmed the incident, said two yellow commercial tricycles and one black escort Toyota Hilux were involved in the crash.
The FRSC boss also said one female adult passenger died and one minor severely injured.
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