The Kwara Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that nine persons lost their lives in a traffic crash that occurred along Bode Saadu – Jebba road on Tuesday.
The Sector Commander, Mr Jonathan Owoade, told the News Diary.ng (ND) that the crash was as a result of speeding and loss of control.
Owoade advised motorists to be patient while on the road, adding that they should reduce speed and stop killing themselves.
“It is another sad incident occurring on the Bode Saadu-Jebba road axis; it was a fatal accident involving just one commercial vehicle, a Mitsubushi Canter truck with registration number DRK327YX.
“14 persons were involved, sadly nine lost their lives while five other persons sustained various degrees of injury,” he said.
The sector commander stressed that travelers going through the Bode Saadu-Jebba road should be aware that the road was winding with ascending and descending bends.
He urged those going through the route to be careful and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition.
“Articulated vehicles and other vehicles used in carrying goods should be very careful on that road axis.
“Most of the time, it is the goods they carry that kill them, because it can fall on them. That is why I want to advise that they speed less and take caution and also ensure proper vehicle maintenance,” Owoade said.