19 corps members escape death along Lagos-Ibadan expressway


Some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who left the orientation camp in Ogun State on Monday, were involved in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The accident, which occurred around 3:16pm, involved a white Coaster bus.

Of the 37 NYSC members in the bus, 19 were injured.

Four of them, whose injuries were determined to be more serious, were transferred to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) for further treatment.

Confirming the incident, Florence Okpe, the Route Commander, FRSC Public Education Officer, Ogun State Sector Command in a statement on behalf of the Sector Commander, advised corps members to always caution drivers whenever they were being reckless with driving.

The statement read: “19 new NYSC members that just passed out today from NYSC Orientation Camp in Ogun State escaped auto death along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

“The lone crash, involving a white Civilian Coaster Bus, occurred as a result of overspeeding around DANCO at about 1516hrs today. 19 adults (9 male, 10 female) were injured out of a total 37 youth corps members in the vehicle.

“The injured victims were evacuated to FRSC Accident Emergency Clinic at Sagamu, though four of the victims with more serious injuries were referred for further medical treatment at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu.

“Corps members should always caution their drivers, especially during this raining season, and where such drivers refuse caution, you should call FRSC toll free number 122 for the FRSC to take necessary disciplinary action against such erring drivers.”


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