A woman and a girl died on Saturday in an autocrash at Olowotedo in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
This was contained in a report by the Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command.
It was issued by its spokesperson, Route Commander Florence Okpe.
It reads: “DAY 03 OF THE FRSC OGUN STATE COMMAND 2019 EID- EL KABIR SPECIAL PATROL OPERATIONS
DATE: SUNDAY 11 AUGUST 2019
WEATHER CONDITION: Clear but cool
FUEL SITUATION: Normal
SECURITY SITUATION: There is no threat to patrol personnel and equipments.
TRAFFIC SITUATION: Road corridors in Ogun State, have free traffic flowing although with heavy traffic, around the Mowe axis of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.
Most of the corridors are free from gridlocks, except slow traffic 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 rehabilitation work undertaken by the Ogun State Government slightly slowed the traffic. All other road corridors have unhindered movements of 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 .
Four road traffic crashes were recorded yesterday, Saturday 10 August, 2019 on highways across Ogun State .
The first crash occurred at about 0223hrs on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway after Fidiwo Bridge, Saapade, close to Ogere that involved 05 persons, all Male Adults.
05 persons sustained injury, but no death was recorded from the crash.
The vehicles involved were 02,, comprising a white coloured MAZDA BUS with registration number XB339RLG. The second vehicle is an Ash coloured TOYOTA RAV 4 SUV. with no registration number
The suspected causes of the crash were dangerous driving and excessive speed.
The victims were rescued to Victory Hospital Ogere and the crashed vehicles cleared off the road to restore traffic.
The second crash occurred at about 0726hrs on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, around Olowotedo area of Mowe.
It involved 08 people (03 Male adults, 04 Female adults and 01 Female Child),
05 people (02 Male Adults and 03 Female Adult) were injured.
02 deaths, a Female Adult and Female Child, were recorded from the crash.
The crash involved a white coloured TOYOTA HIACE with registration number APP721ET and a red coloured BAJAJ Motocycle with registration number SRA156WE. The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed which led to loss of control. The victims were rescued to Divine Touch Hospital, Mowe, while the corpses of the dead victims were deposited at the same Hospital’s morgue.
The third crash occured along the Ore – Ijebu Ode Expressway around Segun Bright Petrol Station.
The lone crash occured at about 0845hrs
There were 03 people , all male adult involved in the crash. 01 person, a Male Adult was injured.
There was no death recorded in the crash. The vehicle involved in the crash is a green coloured DAF Truck with registration number NNR117XA.
The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed which led to loss of control.
The injured victim was rescued to General Hospital Ijebu Ode and the obstructions cleared.
The fourth crash occured at about 1020hrs
along the Sagamu – Ijebu Ode Expressway around Odogbolu.
01 Male Adult was involved who sustained injuries in the crash.
The vehicle involved in the crash, is a white coloured MAZDA BUS with registration number AAA961XV.
The suspected cause of the crash was over speeding which led to loss of control.
The injured victim was rescued to RO’ONA Hospital , Ijebu – Ode, for medical treatment, and the obstruction cleared.
The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, wishes the motoring public Happy Eid El Kabir celebration and urged them , admist the celebration, to exercise caution while driving .
He also reminds motorists to note that traffic is expected to heightened around the Mowe axis of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway as the ongoing Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Holy Ghost Service ends today with worshippers departing the Redeemed Camp..
The Sector Commander further reminds motorists to note that the ongoing rehabilitation works of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, requires extra care to avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes, with motorists admonished to travel within 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
SIGNED: Route Commander Florence Okpe FRSC Public Education Officer Ogun State Sector Command.
For Sector Commander Ogun State Command