The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), RS2 Command, Lagos, has called on vehicle owners and drivers to ensure regular vehicle maintenance and have consideration for other road users.
Mr Samuel Obayemi, Zonal Commander in-charge of Lagos and Ogun states, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
He was reacting to an accident, which claimed one life and injured some on Thursday on the Otedola Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He said that the accident involving a petrol tanker and two other vehicles was avoidable, noting that it was caused by brake failure on the part of the tanker.
“FRSC has always advised vehicle owners and drivers to ensure regular vehicle maintenance and have consideration for other road users,” Obayemi, an Assistant Corps Marshal, said.
NAN reports that the accident, which occurred at 8.20a.m. on Thursday, involved a white Toyota Hiace, marked KJA 581 XG, a blue Mack trailer marked KRD 259 XR and a blue Volkswagen Golf marked AAA 722 FU.
Seven male adults, two male children and four female adults were involved in the accidents, with a female adult losing her life while three male adults, two male children and two female adults got injured.
A similar accident occurred on May 10 when a tanker laden with petrol lost control and hit the road median, killing a woman.
Edited By: Moses Solanke/Ijeoma Popoola (NAN)
12 killed, 21 injured in road accident in Nepal
Twelve people lost their lives and 21 others sustained injuries in a road accident at Banke District on Monday morning.
The accident took place in Thuriya forest area at Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-2 of Banke district. Superintendent and chief of Banke District Police Office (DPO) Bir Bahadur Oli said 11 people had lost their lives on the spot and the other one breathed last while undergoing treatment at hospital.
The van carrying people who had entered Nepal from Nepal-India border with Nepalgunj and Dang as their destinations rammed into a parked truck at 12:15 a.m. on Monday morning.
The injured are undergoing treatment at hospital and the deceased are yet to be identified, according to DPO.
According to Oli, the van was carrying more people than its capacity allows and was speeding.
“The truck was parked on the road as it was broken and the van has pushed the truck 45 meters from its initial position,” he told Xinhua on Monday. “The van was definitely speeding and had added passengers on the way after it departed from its starting pickup point.”
4 dead,6 injured in 3 accidents in Ogun
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun says four persons died while six others sustained injuries in three separate accidents in the state on Friday.
Oladele explained that the first crash occurred at about 10.30 a.m. due to tyre burst and excessive speeding at Abeokuta-Sagamu route, near Showo.
He said that five persons were involved, with three sustaining varying degrees of injuries, but no fatality.
“The three injured persons were rescued and taken to an undisclosed hospital for intensive treatment,’’ he said.
The commander said that the second crash happened at about 1.30 p.m. around Arepo Bus-Stop, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
While one person died, two others sustained injuries.
“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Idera hospital morgue while the survivors are receiving medical attention at ROA Hospital, Arepo in Ogun.’’
The accident, according to Oladele, happened at about 7.49 p.m. due to route violation and driving against traffic around the long bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The commander said that car drove against traffic and rammed into the motorcycle that led to the death of three male adults while one person sustained injuries.
“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Idera Hospital morgue while the survivor is also receiving treatment at the same hospital,’’ he said.
Oladele advised motorists to drive cautiously and desist from driving against traffic to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
Edited By: Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)
Driver in court for reckless driving, causing an accident
The police on Thursday, arraigned a 46-year-old man, Stephen Otaido, at a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court, Abuja for alleged reckless driving and causing an accident.
The police charged Otaido, who lives in Efab Estate, Life Camp, Abuja, with three counts of causing motor accident by dangerous driving, driving without due care, attention and driving without valid licence.
The prosecutor alleged that the defendant drove the said vehicle in a manner that was dangerous to other road users by swerving from his lane, causing a collision.
Ejike said the defendant caused N1.9million damage on the vehicle he hit.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 28 of the Road Traffic Act, and sections 21 and 10 (1) of Road Traffic Law.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate Chinyere Nwecheonwu admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000, with one surety in like sum.
Nwecheonwu ordered that the surety must be a civil servant who should provide his or her first appointment letter, last promotion letter, confirmation letter as well as identification card for citing and verification by the court officials.
The magistrate adjourned the matter until June 8, for hearing.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
Accident claims 7 lives at Olooru/Bode Sadu, Kwara
The Kwara Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that seven persons died in an accident which occurred at Lumoh village along the Olooru/Bode Sadu road.
According to Owoade, the accident, which occurred at the early hours of Wednesday, involved two vehicles; a commercial DAF tanker and a private Toyota Corolla car.
He said that seven people were involved in the crash, adding that all of them lost their lives.
“Early this morning we got report that there had been a road traffic crash which occurred at the Bode Sadu/Oloru axis, at a village called Lumoh.
“Our officers at the Olooru unit command were there early, it was a fatal crash involving two vehicles, a DAF Tanker and a Toyota Corolla car, and seven persons were involved.
“Sadly all seven people involved lost their lives. There were four males and three females involved in the crash.
“The cause of the crash was as a result of speed limit violation and loss of concentration by the drivers.
“The corpses have been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital mortuary.
“I would once again plead with our road users to be safety conscious. FRSC officers have blood in their veins, it is sad for us to see humans like us lose their lives on the roads owing to crashes.
“We want to plead with travellers to caution any reckless driving or call our toll free number to report such drivers.
“Those who ply the Bode Sadu/Olooru/Jebba axis need to take extra caution, this is not a smooth road, and it is a winding road.
“Avoid over speeding, and be patient while driving. There is no perfection in driving; we all need to be careful so that lives are not lost on the roads,’’ the sector commander said.
Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)
Motorcyclist dies in Anambra accident
The Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Andrew Kumapayi, on Tuesday confirmed the death of a motorcyclist at Orie Akwu-Ukwu on the Owerri-Onitsha highway.
Kumapayi, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka, said the unidentified motorcyclist was hit by a Toyota Siena car.
The commander said the accident which occurred at about 10 a.m. was caused by over-speeding
“One out of the two male adults involved in the crash, who happened to be the motorcyclist lost his life.
“On getting to the scene of the accident, the FRSC rescue team reported that operatives of the Nigeria Police Force were already on ground. They took the corpse of the victim to Gateway Mortuary in Oba, near Onitsha.
“The policemen also took the driver of the Toyota Sienna to their station.’’
Kumapayi said that clearing of obstruction was going on at the scene of the crash to ensure free flow of traffic.
He warned motorists against over-speeding, which he said, could lead to loss of control and road accidents.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Silas Nwoha (NAN)
3 dead,14 injured in 2 accidents along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun said that three persons died while 14 others sustained injuries in two separate accidents along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday.
He said that three out of the 20 people involved died while 10 others sustained various degrees of injury in the accident.
“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at FOS Isara hospital morgue, Ogun, while five of the injured have also been taken to Victory Hospital.
”Three other survivors were taken to Idera Hospital, while two other victims were taken to Sagamu General Hospital, Ogun for treatment,” he said.
He said that nine people, including seven male adults and two female adults, were involved in the accident.
He said that four persons sustained various degrees of injury in the multiple accident.
Oladele said that the three vehicles include: Peogeot 406 Saloon car marked EPE 89 FW, a Toyota Camry marked FST 311 XJ and a Homo Truck with no registration number were involved in the multiple accident.
The FRSC boss said that the accident was also caused by excessive speeding that led to loss of control.
“No death was recorded but the injured victims were rescued and taken to Famobis Hospital Lotto, near Mowe and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, for intensive treatments,” he said.
The FRSC cautioned motorists to strictly adhere to all traffic rules and regulations and desist from speeding to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.
Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
46 die, 387 injured in accidents on Abeokuta-Lagos expressway in 6 years-FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that 46 persons died in road accidents at the Old Toll-Gate corridor on the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway between January 2014 and May 2020.
Oladele said that the deaths and injuries were recorded in 158 road traffic accidents during the period.
He attributed the accidents to black spots at the axis around the old toll gate on the expressway.
“The incessant road traffic accidents within the axis of the old toll gate at Ota, along the Abeokuta – Lagos expressway, is not only disturbing but worrisome.
“Within the same period, a total of 457 vehicles were involved in accidents. A total of 1, 381 persons were involved, while 387 injured victims were rescued from the road traffic crashes.
“From the FRSC’s routine road audits of the Lagos-Abeokuta corridor, a re-engineering of areas notorious for frequent crashes was recommended to eliminate the sloppy gradient, ” he said.
Oladele said that a comprehensive audit report was prepared by the FRSC and deposited with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, FERMA, the Ogun State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure and other relevant stakeholders.
This, he said, was to aid decisions on the suggestion that the slope in the area should be filled.
He also suggested the construction of an overhead interchange bridge that could allow vehicles in transit to connect the various exit points at the old toll gate intersection without interfering with traffic flow.
According to Oladele, all the market permits issued by the local authorities should be revoked, while markets located beside the intersection should be relocated.
“Illegal bus stops beside the road should be dismantled and standard bus stops erected far away where passengers cannot interfere with the flow of traffic,’’ he said.
He said the FRSC audit report partly informed the Federal Government’s decision to award contracts for the rehabilitation of the entire stretch of the corridor from Abeokuta to Lagos.
The sector commander noted that road accidents associated with that stretch of the corridor would be eliminated when the road project was completed.
Edited By: Johnson Eyiangho/Mufutau Ojo) (NAN)
1 dies as 2 accidents occur on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
One person was confirmed dead and several others injured in two separate accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday.
Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incidents in a statement on Monday in Abeokuta.
According to the FRSC boss, the accident involved two male adults and one female adult.
He said that the driver drove under the influence of alcohol in excessive speed, which led to loss of control.
Oladele said that two injured victims were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention.
He said that the second crash occurred at about 11:50am on Sunday, around Fidiwo, near Ogunmakin on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He said that eight people were involved in the accident when the bus hit the barrier after it lost control.
“Five male adults, one female adult and one male child sustained injuries, while one male adult died in the accident,” he said.
According to him, five injured victims were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere and two others to Idera Hospital, Sagamu.
He said that the deceased was deposited at Idera Hospital morgue.
Oladele cautioned motorists to drive cautiously as vehicular movement was increasing due to gradual easing of the lockdown orders.
He urged motorists to exercise restraint when travelling, especially along the Lagos-Ibadan and Sagamu-Ijebuode expressways, around the portions where traffic was diverted.
Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)
Traffic accident kills 2 teenagers in central Vietnam
A traffic accident in Vietnam’s central province of Ha Tinh has killed two local teenagers, Vietnam News Agency reported on Monday.
The two victims, both under driving age, drove a motorbike at high speed and fell over after hitting a milestone themselves late Sunday night, the news agency cited a witness as reporting.
The two teenagers were found dead by the motorbike when the local authorities arrived, according to the report.
More than 4,500 traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam, killing over 2,100 people and seriously injuring nearly 1,300 people in the first four months of this year, according to the country’s General Statistics Office.
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