Five persons were injured on Monday in four separate autocrashes on day 5 of the Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command’s Day 4 Sallah Patrol.
This was ststed by the command’s spokesperson, Route Commander Florence Okpe.
It reads : ”
DAY 05 OF THE FRSC OGUN STATE COMMAND 2019 EID- EL KABIR SPECIAL PATROL OPERATIONS
DATE: TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 2019
WEATHER CONDITION: Clear and cool
FUEL SITUATION: Normal
SECURITY SITUATION: There is no threat to patrol personnel and equipments.
TRAFFIC SITUATION: Road corridors in Ogun State, have traffic flowing freely.
With the ongoing Eid El Kabir festivities public holiday, motorisation is generally low with most of the corridors free from gridlocks, except slow traffic noticed around the construction areas from Mowe to Oremeji/Kara/ Ibafo on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway . There is also free flow of traffic on the Abeokuta – Ota – Lagos Expressway (except around Owode/Iyana Ilogbo and other bad portions) where palliatives and rehabilitation work undertaken by the Ogun State Government, slightly slowed the traffic.
Freely moving traffic is also at the Sagamu Interchange – Ìjẹ̀bú-Òde ; Abeokuta – Ibadan and the Ota – Idoroko International road, which are all free from obstructions as at time of reporting .
ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES .
There were four records of Road Traffic Crashes yesterday Monday 12, August, 2019, on highways across Ogun State.
The first crash occured at about 1047hrs along the Ibadan – Lagos Expressway by NASFAT Turning , close to Mowe.
04 People comprising 02 Male Adults and 02 Female Adults were involved. Nobody died nor was any one injured in the crash.
The lone crash involved, a Gold coloured TOYOTA CAMRY with registration number BDG972FR.
The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed. The vehicle was towed off the road to restore free movement for vehicles.
The second crash occured at about 1030hrs along the Ibadan – Lagos Expressway around Conoil. 09 persons being (7 Male Adults and 2 Female Adults) were involved. 02 people , both male adults were injured, but no one was killed in the crash.
A white coloured MAZDA BUS with registration number LSR56XT was involved.
The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed.
The injured victims were rescued to Idera Hospital, Sagamu and the obstructions cleared.
The third crash occurred at about 1242hrs, also on the Ibadan – Lagos Expressway, opposite Christopher University, Mowe.
03 People, all Male Adults were involved. 02 persons, both Male Adults were injured, but no death was was recorded..
03 vehicles were involved, as detailed below: (01) A Black coloured Toyota Highlander SUV with registration number FST644FL.
(02) An Ash coloured Peugeot Car with registration number GRA733AA. (03) A yellow coloured Isuzu Mini Bus.
The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed. The injured victims were rescued to Famobis Hospital Lotto around Mowe and the obstructions cleared.
The fourth crash occurred at about 1215hrs along the Benin – Ore – Ijebu Ode Expressway around the J4 – Ogbere road, at J3, near Ijebu-Ode.
02 persons, both Male Adults were involved with one of them injured.
The lone crash involved an ash coloured Toyota Camry with registration number JJJ505ET.
The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed which led to Loss of Control with the Ill – fated vehicle vering off to the opposite direction before it was stopped by the concrete road divider and the vehicle hung on the divider .
The injured victim was rescued by passerbys before the arrival of the rescue team. The crashed vehicle was cleared to restore traffic .
The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, has reminded motorists to drive cautiously within the approved speed limit , considering the high rate of crashes caused by excessive speed.
This becomes worrisome considering that most of the corridors responsible for these crashes are within construction zones, where speed is restricted and overtaking prohibited, especially within the areas of diversion due to road rehabilitation
The Sector Commander draws motorists attention on need to exercise greater restraints when traveling along the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway between Ogere and Fidiwo , near Ogunmakin, where there is road diversion as the axis around the diversion, have recently been associated with frequent crashes, involving multiple vehicles.
The Sector Commander further reminds motorists to note that the ongoing rehabilitation works of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC from Sagamu Interchange to Lagos and Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) from Sagamu Interchange to Ibadan, require extra care to avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes, with motorists admonished not travel beyond the maximum speed of 50 kilometers per hour, at construction zones, as prescribed by the National Road Traffic Regulations,2012,
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER:
To report a road traffic crash or road obstruction, please call the FRSC Toll Free Number ,122.
Additional information about this special patrol operation is available on
www.frsc.gov.ng and www.facebook.com/frscnigeria ”
Meanwhile, the major highways in the stste recorded heavy traffic on Tuesday as residents returned from Sallah break.
Traffic was tight between ASCON Trailer Park and Ibafo bus stop inward Lagos