No fewer than six persons lost their lives while one was injured in a fatal road accident in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident, which occurred along Akure-Owo Road, involved one red Man Diesel Truck and one gray Toyota Sienna marked FFN 310 PU.
The accident occurred at about 1:39pm at about 3km away from Akure Airport.
Confirming the accident in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP, Ondo State Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Ezekiel SonAllah, said six male adults died while one female adult was injured out of the seven persons involved in the incident.
SonAllah attributed the causes of the accident to speed violation (SPV), wrongful overtaking (WOV), and loss of control (LOC).
The FRSC commander disclosed that the items recovered from the scene of the accident included money and phones.
According to him, the items had been handed over to the police operatives from Ogbese in Akure North Local Government Area of the state.
He further disclosed that the six corpses had been deposited at the General Hospital morgue in Akure, while obstruction had been cleared from the road for free flow of traffic.
SonAllah, therefore, called on motorists to always abide by the prescribed speed limit, and commercial drivers must ensure they install speed-limiting devices on their vehicles.
“Our drivers should be safety conscious at all times and should not overtake if it is not safe.
“Passengers should not only warn drivers in the event of excess speed but also report them to security agencies manning the highways,” he stated.