The Federal Road Safety Corps
(FRSC), Oyo State Command, has confirmed two persons dead while three others sustained injuries in a road accident.
Confirming the accident, the Oyo State FRSC Sector Commander, Mrs. Chukwurah Uche, said two male adult died on spot at the old Ogbomoso-Ilorin on Friday.
Uche said that a Mitsubishi Pickup, which was conveying nine passengers, had a brake failure, lost control and rammed into two stationary motorcycles and a car.
“Two persons on the stationary motorcycles lost their lives on the spot while three other persons sustained injuries, which included the motor boy of the pickup vehicle.
“The Mitsubishi Pickup vehicle had nine passengers, eight male and one female, which was overloaded and against the social distancing order imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Maybe the vehicle was trying to evade arrest by the FRSC officials on the road knowing full well that officials would stop him and aware that he had committed an offence of overloading,’’
The sector commander said that the injured persons had been treated and discharged while the corpses had been deposited at Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.