The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command has confirmed the death of one person and four others injured in a crash involving an 18-seater bus and a motorcycle in Ibadan.
DCC Benedict Effanga, the NSCDC’s Head of Disaster Management Unit, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday in Ibadan.
He asserted: “An 18-seater bus allegedly skipped from its lane and rammed into four motorcycles and a Camry car on another lane at about 4:44 p.m. on Bodija road, Ibadan on Wednesday.
“A distress call was put through to the Unit desk at the State Headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan on Wednesday, to report a road accident that involved the commuter bus and the other vehicles.
“The commuter bus skid off its lane to the other lane where it rammed into 4 motorcycles moving in the opposite direction and brushed another Camry car on the side”, he added.
Meanwhile, Effanga has disclosed that preliminary investigation launced by the NSCDC, revealed that the cause of the crash was brake failure.
He therefore added that the deceased’s body had been taken off the road while free flow of traffic was immediately restored by the NSCDC operatives, after a brief gridlock.