No less than 15 people lost their lives in separate accidents in Bauchi and Ogun states on Saturday and Sunday.
Seven people were killed in an accident on New Year’s Eve along the Bauchi-Maiduguri highway in the Darazo local government area of Bauchi state.
In addition, 14 others suffered varying degrees of injuries in the accident that occurred on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
Bauchi State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps Yusuf Abdullahi said the accident happened around 7:35 p.m.
“The accident involved two commercial vehicles, a Volkswagen Sharon minibus with the registration, DRZ 47 ZY, and a Fiat pick-up truck.
“The probable causes of the traffic accident were the violation of the speed limit and the use of worn tires,” he added.
Abdullahi warned drivers against recklessness on the roads.
Eight people also lost their lives and 22 were injured on Sunday in two separate accidents in Ogun state.
PUNCH Subway gathered that the first accident occurred along the Sagamu-Benin highway and claimed one life while six others were injured.
Ogun State Traffic Enforcement and Enforcement Corps Public Relations Officer Babatunde Akinbiyi said the accident involved a Toyota Siena and a Toyota RAV 4.
He noted that the vehicles had a head-on collision.
FRSC Public Education Officer, Ogun State Florence Okpe said the second accident occurred along the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
According to her, a total of 25 people were involved in the accident, of which 17 were adult men and eight adult women.
Okpe said the accident involved a Toyota Hiace bus and a Mack tanker truck.
“A total of 16 people suffered varying degrees of injuries, while seven people were killed in the accident (six adult males and one adult female) and two others were uninjured.
“The alleged cause of the accident was speeding by the driver of the Toyota bus, who lost control and collided with the moving truck from behind as a result of speed,” Okpe said.