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Ondo NURTW official dies, two others seriously injured while chasing vehicle

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Ondo NURTW official dies, two others seriously injured while chasing vehicle

A 42-year-old member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has died during a chase to stop a vehicle from picking a passenger.

It was learnt that the deceased, identified simply as Jaloo by his fellow NURTW patrol team members, lost his life in a multiple motor accident involving three vehicles.

Two other persons were said to have sustained serious injuries and were rushed to a hospital by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps from Ondo town.

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According to Daily Trust, the victim and his colleagues were said to be chasing, in their patrol vehicle, a driver who picked a passenger along the Ondo-Akure road, Ondo State, around 12 pm on Wednesday.

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The Unit Commander, FRSC Ondo Town Unit Command, Assistant Corps Commander Olanrewaju Adeyemi confirmed the incident

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In a statement, Adeyemi said the two injured members were receiving treatment in the hospital

“The accident involved a Mazda car with plate number TUN 84 AE, a Toyota Picnic car registration number BDR 152 XA and a Volkswagen bus RLE 736 AA conveying 13 passengers, comprising 11 males and two females.

“Thd victim and his colleagues were said to be chasing, in their patrol vehicle, a driver who picked a passenger along the road along the Ondo-Akure road, Ondo State, at about 12.10pm on Wednesday .

“The victim, Jaloo lost his life while other two NURTW patrol team members were said to have sustained serious injuries and were rushed to a hospital by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps from Ondo town,” he said.

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