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Lone accident claims 3 lives on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – FRSC



Lone accident claims 3 lives on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – FRSC

… As 1 killed, 10 injured in Kwara crash***

… As FRSC advises against fatigue, faulty vehicles***

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun on Saturday confirmed that three persons lost their lives in a lonely accident around Four Square Gate on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Ahmed Umar, told the newsmen in Ota, Ogun, that the accident happened at about 6.50 a.m.

Umar explained that the crash involved three males and a Mitsubishi Canter with registration number LAR 116XN.

He blamed the accident on excessive speeding, which made the vehicle lose control, skipped into bush, thus leading to the death of all the males in the vehicle.

“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at FOS morgue, Ipara,” he said.

The sector commander described the crash as an avoidable act, advising motorists to avoid excessive speed and dangerous driving, and also to obey traffic rules and regulations.

Umar commiserated with the family of the victims and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

He also enjoined them to contact the FRSC Command in Ogunmakin KM27, for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene of the mishap.

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In the meantime,  the Kwara Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed one person dead and 10 others injured in a crash which occured on Saturday night.

The Kwara Sector Commander, Corps Commander Jonathan Owoade told the newsmen in Ilorin that the crash, which occured at Lumoh village on Olooru-Shao road involved two vehicles.

Owoade however attributed the mishap to Speed Violations (SPV).

“There was a fatal crash this evening, involving two vehicles, a commercial Volkswagen Sharon Bus with registration number KEY 875 ZF and a commercial DAF trailer with registration number T-8326 LA.

“11 people were involved; 10 were injured and sadly one person lost his life.

“The victims have been taken to Bertholem Clinic, Kanbi, while the corpse have been taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.

“The rescue team is working to control traffic at the scene while effort is being made to remove obstructions on the road,” Owoade said.

He advised relatives of the victims to visit the health facilities for their loved ones.

The sector commander reiterated the corp’s commitment to ensuring lives and properties are secured on the roads.

In another development, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)  has advised drivers to take a 15-minute break after every four hours of driving in order to reduce fatigue.

Sikiru Aduloju, Asst. Corps Commander, Apapa Command, gave the advice during a sensitisation talk at The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Festac Town, Lagos on Sunday.

He said fatigue could lead to accidents because when drivers are tired, they could take poor decisions.

He further advised drivers to avoid other factors that could cause accidents such as discussing sensitive topics while driving, either through phone calls or with a passenger.

“We should stop receiving calls while driving because even good news can trigger reactions that destabilises,” he said.

Aduloju cautioned against what he referred to as Road Accident Immunity Deception Syndrome (RAIDS).

According to him, RAIDS is a situation where drivers know their vehicles are faulty but insist on driving it because they have prayed.

“Boarding a vehicle whose driver is absolutely drunk or have taken drugs because you have prayed is dangerous,” he said.

He urged the public to drive with caution, particularly in the “ember” months, which he said was a period with lots of activities and movements.

Aduloju reiterated the need for drivers to take others into consideration while driving.

“Good defensive drivers consider the actions and inactions of other drivers.

“Please don’t overspeed, consider the distance and not the time,” he said.



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



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



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



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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