Fatal Accident as truck collides with a commercial bus Killing 17, injuring 2 in kwara
The incident happened at Bacita junction on Jebba-Ilorin highway this afternoon.
The accident involved a 18 seater Toyota Hiace commercial bus and a truck.
The two vehicles collided at a high speed in a sharp bend corner along the highway.
Confirming the incident, Head of Operation, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara state sector command, Udeme Eshiet, said that the truck was going towards Jebba, in the Kwara North district, while the passenger bus was coming to Ilorin, the state capital, when the crash occurred.
The course of the accident is said to be dangerous driving and over-speeding as a result of over speeding which led to head on collision by the two vehicles.
Eshiet said, “Due to excess speeding in which the two drivers were involved while driving their vehicles at the time when the crash occurred, they could not negotiate the sharp bend properly, and when they eventually met, it resulted in head on collision.”
The body of the victims have been deposited at the hospital