Accident: Consider other road users, FRSC tells drivers, vehicle owners

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Tanker crushing a car on Otedola Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Tanker crushing a car on Otedola Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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 (NAN) 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.

Passenger bus involved in the accident being removed by tow truck
Passenger bus involved in the accident being removed by tow truck

NAN reports that the accident, which occurred at 8.20 a.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.

NAN

– May 22, 2020 @ 16:35 GMT /

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