Four dead as car plunges into Ososa river in Ogun State
A commercial car plunged into Ososa river between Odogbolu and Ijebu-Ode along the Sagamu-Ore expressway, claiming the lives of four passengers.
The commercial car marked GGE 596 DV, was on transit from Ijebu-Ode to Sagamu when it lost control and fell atop the Ososa dual carriage bridge. Two passengers died on the spot when the accident impact threw them out of the car, before the car rolled over into the Ososa river where two other passengers died.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident disclosed that local divers recovered the two corpses from the river.
According to the statement given by Akinbiyi, the remains of the deceased, three males and a female, have been deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital, Ijebu – Ode while the injured were also rescued to the same hospital for treatment.
Commiserating with the family of the deceased, Akinbiyi urged drivers to exercise caution, avoid overcrowding of vehicles and excessive speed, especially during this rainy season.
“According to eye witness account, we learnt the Opel commercial car was coming from Ijebu-Ode inbound Sagamu when the accident happened, Akinbiyi said according to The Nation.
“The witness account also confirmed that Opel car was on speed when it suddenly lost control and plunged into the Ososa River before Ijebu-Ode.
“In all, six occupants were in the vehicle including the driver, a female and five males, which is against the COVID 19 guidelines and protocols.
“The injured two have been taken to Ijebu-Ode General Hospital and the four dead victim’s deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.
“The Opel car, which plunged into the river with passengers, has been retrieved by divers and taken to the Motor Traffic Division, Odogbolu.”