On Saturday, August 2, 2023, a Toyota Sienna traveling along the Sagamu-Benin road crashed into the Omo river, killing three people according to verifiable reports.
Three adult males were killed, while one other person was injured, according to Florence Okpe, a public education officer for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, who confirmed the occurrence.
According to her, the disaster was likely caused by driving too fast and losing control, which caused the car to plunge into the river at about 11:55 a.m.
The car with the license plate APP 830 HX was traveling from Benin to Lagos.
The injured victim was reportedly transferred to Hope Clinic J4 in the state’s Ijebu-East LGA, according to an FRSC official.
The State General Hospital morgue in Ijebu-Ode is where the bodies of those dead were placed, she claimed.
According to Anthony Uga, the state sector commander of the FRSC, speeding by drivers—particularly those operating commercial vehicles—is the primary cause of traffic accidents, according to Okpe.
However, she added, “in this instance, the FRSC sector commander complimented the efforts of neighborhood divers for the rescue operation.
“We also feel sorry for the victims’ families, and we encourage them to get in touch with the FRSC Ogbere station if they want to learn more about the disaster.