Ghastly accident involving 3 cars, bus & truck claims 14 lives in Osun (Photos)

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Not less than 14 people reportedly lost their lives around 11:50am yesterday, after a truck rammed into 4 vehicles at a police checkpoint along Erin Ijesha-Akure road, Osun State.

According to sources, a Volvo truck, which was heading towards Akure, failed, as the truck crushed a Toyota Hiace and four other cars that were stopped at a checkpoint in Erin Ijesa.

A Facebook user identified as Prince Babatunde Adegbite, has taken to the social networking platform to share some graphic photos from the scene of a multiple vehicle accident which occurred at police checkpoint along Erin Oke Ijesha-Akure road in Osun State, and led to the death of 14 people.

It was learnt that the accident which involved three private cars, an 18 seater commercial bus and a beer truck, was allegedly caused by policemen ‘extorting’ money from the motorists before the beer truck lost control after a brake failure.

Babatunde who posted the photos, also revealed that the policemen ran away from the scene after the accident, before the arrival of Civil defense and FRSC personnel and some soldiers who helped in evacuating the victims.

Some of the injured passengers and occupants of the cars crushed by the truck were said to have been rushed to a hospital for treatment while corpses were removed and deposited in a mortuary.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Osun State, Mr Peter Oke, who confirmed the accident, said the dead were seven males and seven females.

He said, “There was an accident along Ilesa-Akure Expressway today (Thursday). The accident was terrible; 24 persons were involved in the crash but 14 lives were lost. They were seven male and seven female.

“Five vehicles were involved in the crash, including a Volvo truck. I think the truck had brake failure and ran over the vehicles. There were Toyota Hiace, Toyota Camry, RAV 4 and Toyota Corolla involved in the accident.”

See more photos from the accident scene below;

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