… FRSC cautions drivers
No fewer than 15 persons have been reported killed in a road traffic crash that occurred early Sunday, 9th July, 2023, along Badagry – Ijanikin road about 0731 hrs.
The crash involved two vehicles, a truck with registration number: AKM 926 YQ, and a Mazda L2000 Bus marked: MUS 411 XU.
Confirming this development, the FRSC Public Education Officer, Lagos State Sector Command, Superintendent Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi said a total of 24 people were involved in the unfortunate incident.
It was learnt that the crash occured as a result of Speeding and overtaking under the heavy downpour by the drivers who were traveling on opposite directions, this he said, resulted in loss of control and head on collision on the part of the affected Vehicles.
According to her, 15 people comprising of 9 male adults, 5 female adults and 1 female child were feared killed.
While nine people sustained varying degree of serious injuries (5 males, 4 females), one of them was reported to have later given up the ghost at the hospital while 14 were brought in dead from the crash scene.
The injured victims are currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Badagry. Meanwhile, bodies of the dead victims have since been deposited at the morgue in the same hospital.
The Sector Commander, Lagos Sector Command, Corps Commander Babatunde Farinloye, Commiserated with the family of the dead victims while wishing the injured quick recovery.
He further directed that families of the victims should visit the hospital for necessary action and also the Badagry Unit Command of the Corps for any information.
He reiterated the need for caution on the part of drivers and all motorists. According to him, this crash was avoidable if common sense and defensive driving techniques had been deployed on the part of the drivers.
He warned motorists to desist from speeding, obey road traffic regulations at all times, and be more cautious as the road is under reconstruction. “The rainy season is here, and it is pertinent to allow common sense speed limit to prevail,” he added.
He, therefore, warned that the Command would continue to bring to book all perpetrators of road traffic infractions.
Even as he advised occupants of all vehicles not to leave their safety in the hands of the drivers but rather see themselves as stakeholders such that they also help caution drivers any time violations are observed while on a trip.