least 12 families as they lost their loved ones in a fatal road accident in the final minutes of 2018 in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The fatal accident which occurred at km 3 Gbagi, along the Ibadan/If Road and involved three cars – a red DAF 85Trailer with no registration number, a Toyota Camry and a Toyota bus.
About Nineteen people were involved in the tragic accident, leaving ten male adults, eight female adults and one male child who was discovered among the dead.
According to a Report on the accident by the Oyo State Federal Road Safety Corps Command the crash occured at 11:56 pm, just four minutes to the beginning of the new year – 2019 and they responded immediately by sending a detachment of FRSC standby rescue team to the crash site.
Oyo State Sector Commander, Mrs Cecelia Alao, said nine people were confirmed dead on the spot, while 10 injured victims were taken to the Toun Specialist Hospital, Iwo Road for medical attention.
Three of the gravely wounded were taken to the hospital for emergency treatment but later died which broight the death toll to 12 – eight male adults, three female adults, and a male child.
The seven persons receiving medical attention are two male adults and five female adults.
The bodies of all nine persons confirmed dead at the scene were moved to the morgue of the Oyo State Specialist Hospital, Adeoyo.
According to the FRSC, preliminary investigations indicate brake failure led one of the vehicles to lose control, leading to the tragic crash.
Meanwhile, the debris from the accident and the wreckage caused cars has since been cleared by FRSC personnel.
Some of the victims were reportedly on their way to attend crossover services at their various worship places when disaster struck.