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2 Die, Others injured in Multiple accidents at Isheri, Ikoyi

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2 Die, Others injured in Multiple accidents at Isheri, Ikoyi

Two persons were confirmed dead while others sustained severe injuries in fatal accidents that happened at Alfred Rewane Road Ikoyi, and Unity B/Stop inward Isheri Roundabout.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Mr. Taofiq Adebayo, said this in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday.

According to Adebayo, the incidents happened at Alfred Rewane Road by the Marriage Registry intersection, Ikoyi and Unity B/Stop inward Isheri Roundabout immediately after General Hospital around Isheri area, Igando, Lagos.

“The LASTMA Zonal Head around Isheri, Mr. Gbenga Afolalu, who confirmed the accident at Isheri disclosed that two people (pedestrian and passenger) died instantly in an accident that involved a PSP truck and Honda Civic car (black APP 79 HF) at Isheri Roundabout immediately after General Hospital.

“Afolalu also confirmed further that the two dead victims were immediately handed over to medical personnel (LASAMBUS) present at the scene of the accident by LASTMA officials.

“Investigation revealed that a Honda Civic car lost control from the other end of the road as a result of serious overspeeding and ran into a stationed PSP truck packing refuse by the roadside at Isheri.

“The two accidented vehicles (PSP truck & Honda Civic car) were removed from the road by LASTMA Officials in order not to cause serious impediment to the free flow of traffic to motorists.

“Also, in a related development another two severe accident victims and many others were rushed to the hospital around Lagos Island for treatment by LASTMA officers around Ikoyi area of Lagos,” Adebayo said.

He stated that the LASTMA head of the enforcement team around Ikoyi Lukman Bravo said the accident involved a LAWMA truck and a fully loaded (goods) LT commercial bus (MUS 625 XY) around Alfred Rewane Road by marriage registry intersection inward Golden Gate, Ikoyi.

Adebayo said the immediate investigation had revealed that the fully loaded LT commercial bus developed a brake failure and ran into a moving LAWMA truck close to an intersection at high speed. He said that the driver of the LT commercial bus sustained a serious internal injury on his back, and his ‘motor boy’  had his right leg bone broken (fracture).

Adebayo said that the two accident victims were rushed to the hospital, and the PSP trucks and commercial LT bus were moved to Ikoyi Police Station for further investigations. He said that LASTMA, the Nigerian Police and officials of LASAMBUS rescued the accident victims.

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Road Crash: 2 die, 10 injured in Ikare-Akoko—FRSC

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Road Crash: 2 die, 10 injured in Ikare-Akoko—FRSC

 Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State Command, says no fewer than two people died and 10 were injured in a road accident in the state on Saturday morning.

Mr. Ezekiel SonAllah, FRSC State Sector Commander, made this known in a statement made available to the newsmen on Saturday in Akure.

SonAllah said that the accident occurred at Jubilee road in Ikare-Akoko, along Ajowa-Ikare in Akoko Northeast Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The FRSC commander explained that the accident involved one commercial Toyota Hiace vehicle, marked ZAR 288 XF, and an unregistered Bajaj & Boxer motorcycle.

SonAllah, who attributed the cause of the accident to speed violation, said it occurred around 6:50 am with 19 people involved.

“While out of 18 male adults and one female adult involved, Nine male adults and one female adult were injured while two male adults died.

“Meanwhile, the injured victims were taken to the State Specialist Hospital, Ikare-Akoko, for medical attention and the dead were deposited at the hospital mortuary.”

He said the vehicle and Motorcycle have been taken over by men of Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Ikare division.”

SonAllah, therefore, warned all motorists to desist from overspeeding especially when they are driving through a town and ensure that a speed device is installed in their vehicles.

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17 die, 3 injured in Kano auto crash

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Road Crash: 2 die, 10 injured in Ikare-Akoko—FRSC

 Seventeen persons died and three others were injured in an auto crash in Yaura village, on Wudil-Bauchi Road, in Albasu Local Government Area.

The Kano State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Ibrahim Sallau Abdullahi, confirmed the incident in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Labaran, on Thursday in Kano.

He said that the accident involved a Honda Accord with registration number NSR 81 VW and a Volkswagen Sharon (bus) with registration number NNG 275 XA.

According to the statement, the accident, in which one person escaped unhurt, occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

“Motorists passing by informed our patrol operatives at about 14.20p.m. Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident to rescue the victims at 14.25p.m,” Abdullahi said.

The sector commander said that the crash occurred as a result of excessive speed, wrongful overtaking which led to a loss of control, and a head-on collision, with one of the vehicles bursting into the fire immediately.

“The crash involved a total of 21 passengers in the two vehicles, out of which 11 adult males, five adult females and one male child lost their lives while three others sustained serious injuries — one adult male, one adult female and one male child,” he said.

Abdullahi said the injured were taken to Wudil General Hospital for treatment, while the corpses of the deceased were handed over to relatives of the victims.

He advised motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations, to avoid needless deaths and injuries on our roads.

The sector commander commiserated with the families of the victims and prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed.

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Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway: Truck crushes commercial motorcyclist, passenger driving one-way

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Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway: Truck crushes commercial motorcyclist, passenger driving one-way

A commercial motorcyclist and his passenger, on Wednesday, were killed, after colliding with a truck, at Bible College area on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun, Mr. Ahmed Umar, confirmed the accident to newsmen on Wednesday in Ota, Ogun.

Umar said that the accident, which happened at about 9.10 a.m., involved four people, a vehicle and a Bajaj motorcycle.

He said that the motorcycle, with no registration number, drove against traffic and collided with a Daf truck, marked: KTG 941 YG, leading to the death of the Okada rider and the passenger, while two others were unhurt.

“The corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ifo,” he said.

The sector commander blamed the accident on excessive speeding and route violation.

He advised motorists and okada riders to desist from excessive speeding to avoid unnecessary loss of life.

Umar also cautioned them to refrain from driving against traffic to prevent mishaps on the highway. 

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