11 persons were confirmed dead in an accident which occurred on Sunday afternoon at Ile-Ife by the Osun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Anthony Oko, on Monday.
He said that the accident involved an IVECO petrol diesel truck and an 18-seater bus.
The commander said that the accident was caused by impatience and excessive speeding by the driver of the commuter bus and a wrong U-turn by the truck driver.
According to him, it is an indication that the drivers are not cautious of the enormity of the responsibilities on them.
Oko stated that road crashes would have been drastically reduced during the raining season if drivers had embraced the Speed Limiting Device which the Federal Government introduced.
“The unfortunate accident that occurred yesterday in Ile-Ife around 12 noon, from the information gathered, was caused by over speeding and a wrong U-turn.
“By our account, it was a lateral crash involving an 18-passenger bus which loaded 12 persons, alongside scrap engines, and 10 died on the spot.
“One of the two that were critically injured had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment,’’ he said.
Oko admonished motorists to always exercise patience, avoid consuming alcohol, stay away from overloading their vehicles, among others, to reduce untimely deaths on the nation’s roads.