Thirty-seven members of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC,) who completed their 3 weeks orientation camp in Ogun State, were on Monday involved in an accident shortly after leaving the camp.
The corps members were heading to Sango Otta en route Ibadan-Lagos Expressway in a white coloured-coaster bus when the accident occurred around the Danco petrol station axis.
The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident said out of the 37 Corpers in the bus, 19 of them comprising nine males and ten females were injured.
Oladele reported that said none of them died, but some sustained ”serious injuries”.
He noted that the injured victims were evacuated to FRSC Accident Emergency Clinic at Sagamu while four of the victims with ”more serious injuries” were referred for further checks at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu.
He said the accident was caused by over-speeding and loss of control of the bus by the driver.
The commander further advised corps members to always caution drivers who drive carelessly especially during the raining season and if such drivers discard such warnings, commuters should call FRSC toll-free number (122) and officers will take necessary disciplinary action against such erring drivers.
This is coming in less than 10 days where nine corpers who are currently serving in Taraba State drowned in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local government Area of the state.