By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
One person was confirmed dead while five others sustained injuries on Sunday in an accident involving a Nissan Micra and an unregistered Lexus car around Imo Emulu village on Abeokuta-Sagamu road in Ogun State.
The spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi said that the accident occurred around 12:30pm.
He attributed the accident to wrongful overtaking on the part of the driver of the Lexus car that resulted in a head-on collision with the Micra.
He explained that seven people were involved in the accident, adding that six of them were injured while one person died.
“The accident was caused by wrongful overtaking by the unregistered black Lexus car which resulted in a head-on collision with the green Micra marked LSR 816 XA,” he said.
Akinbiyi noted that the injured victims were taken to Federal Medical Center (FMC) and General Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta by TRACE. while the deceased was deposited at the morgue of Idera Hospital, Sagamu by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
He said that the driver of the Lexus’s car ran away from the accident scene.
The TRACE spokesman appealed to motorists to drive cautiously and also put other road users into consideration.