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Nurse dies, husband injured in Ogun road accident

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Nurse dies, husband injured in Ogun road accident



An unnamed nursing matron at Iperu General Hospital on Friday died in a road mishap while her husband who was accompanying her to a promotion interview sustained severe injuries in a lone accident involving a Nissan Murano Jeep at Onipepeye, on the Abeokuta-Sagamu highway.

A spokesman for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta.

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According to Akinbiyi, the accident occurred at 8:21 am.

He said that the accident was caused by speeding which resulted in a loss of control.

Akinbiyi also said that the accident involved a married couple.

“According to an eyewitness, the vehicle marked APP 347 GF was coming from Iperu to Abeokuta, with the driver (husband) taking his wife, who is a matron at Iperu General Hospital, to Abeokuta for a promotion interview,” Akinbiyi said.

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From the account, Akinbiyi said the driver, while in motion, suddenly lost control of the vehicle and ran into the bush.

“The matron died on the spot while the husband sustained some injuries,” the TRACE spokesman said.

Akinbiyi said that the deceased had been deposited at the General Hospital, Ijaye morgue, while the injured husband was receiving treatment at the same hospital.

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He said that the vehicle had been taken to Obafemi Owode Police Station.

The TRACE spokesman commiserated with the family of the deceased, warning drivers to desist from speeding and dangerous driving, particularly during the rainy season.

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