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Coaster Bus Carrying 37 Corps Members Involves In Accident

A coaster bus carrying about 37 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Monday, August 13, crash along Lagos-Ibadam Expressway.

The accident which occurred around 3:16pm saw 4 of the Corps members critically injured while 19 of them have minor injuries.

The Route Commander, FRSC Public Education Officer, Ogun State Sector Command, Florence Okpe confirm this development in a statement read on behalf of the Sector Commander.

The statement reads; ”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 over speeding around DANCO at about 15:16hrs today. 19 adults (9 male, 10 female) were injured out of a total 37 youth corps members in the vehicle.

The statement further disclosed that the injured victims are receiving treatment at Olabisi University Teaching Hospital while urging Corps members to be cautious of the kind of vehicle they board.

”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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