Two drivers died in the Geri Alimi underpass accident
The Gari Alimi underpass in Ilorin was not a good sight yesterday after two cars collided resulting in the loss of lives of the drivers.
The accident ocurred at Geri Alimi underpass at about 7.46 am. The two drivers died immediately. No other passengers was involved. The major course of the accident was over speeding, reckless driving resulting in loss of control.
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The accident, which involved two 18-seater buses occurred along the newly commissioned Geri Alimi underpass dual carriage road in the Ilorin metropolis.
It was gathered that one of the buses, a Mazda bus with registration number XY 525 FST was heading for the state capital from Ogbomoso end, while the second bus, also a Mazda bus with registration number LRN 208 ZA was leaving the city when they both had a head-on collision.
Eyewitness account had it that sympathizers forcefully brought out trapped passengers from the mangled buses involved in the fatal accident due to impact of the crash.
The FRSC boss said that his men had taken victims of the crash to the state general hospital, adding that the state police command had also taken over cleaning of scene of the accident.
Wihioka, who advised motorists to be cautious while on steering either within town or highway, said that the piece of advice became more expedient during present rainy season.