Ghastly road accident kills 3 Ekiti Poly students

Published 7 years ago by: AYOOLA ADEBAYO
at 04:56 PM, 22/04/2012 (7 years ago)

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Three students of the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti have died and five others critically injured in a ghastly road accident weekend on the Aramoko-Ado Ekiti highway.The accident occurred Friday night, at about 11 p.m., directly opposite the Basic Health Care Unit of the Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti.

The bodies of the dead students have been deposited at the Ekiti State University Mortuary, said the newly-posted Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state, Mr Kumven Rindom.

Rindom , who was at the scene of the accident on Saturday confirmed that 35 other students survived the crash.

Also, five others who sustained serious injuries had been taken to the intensive care unit of the hospital.

Rindom attributed the mishap to over-speeding and dangerous over-taking by a hit-and-run truck driver. According to him, the driver of the truck, despite knowing that the bend was notorious for accidents decided to go on high speed without considering its negative effect on on-coming vehicles from the opposite direction.

He said it was as a result of the difficulty in negotiating a safe exit that an articulated vehicle carrying cement ran into the Coaster bus conveying the students from the back.

The Traffic Control Officer of the Police in the state, ASP. Fatoba Olalekan, who was also at the scene, described the accident as avoidable.

He disclosed that both the Dangote company driver and driver of the truck that caused the accident escaped, moments after the accident.

The Public Relations Officer of the Polytechnic, Mr Adeyemi Adejolu, told NAN that the students who were all HND II electrical/electronic engineering students had been away to Lagos on excursion and were returning to Ado Ekiti when the accident occurred.

The Chairman of the Ekiti West Local Government, Mr Tajudeen Akingbole, told NAN that the accident had compelled him to discuss the issue of having a special patrol on the road with the FRSC to avert future occurrence.

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maryclaret at 06:29 PM, 22/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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RIP..these truck drivers really..smh

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Solidstonez at 05:27 PM, 30/05/2012 (7 years ago)
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Jesusssssssssssssss RIP OHH

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mallorca at 10:49 PM, 30/05/2012 (7 years ago)
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RIP

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chicco77 at 10:04 PM, 1/08/2012 (7 years ago)
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RIP
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