One Crushed To Death, Two Injured In Ondo Road Accident

A map of Ondo, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

One person has been crushed to death, while two others sustained injuries in a road traffic crash that occurred in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State.

The crash which happened at about 6:45 on Saturday involved a wine colour Toyota Primera with registration number Ang35bv, and a red Bajaj boxer motorcycle with no registration number.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Ondo State Sector Command, Omotola Ogunbanwo, the crash was caused by break failure and loss of control by the driver of the toyota vehicle.

Ogunbanwo said that the accident victims have been taken to the General Hospital in Ikare-Akoko for treatment, while the remains of the dead have been deposited at the morgue in the hospital.

This comes about two weeks ago when a similar road traffic crash happened in the area of the state.

On September 7, three commuters were killed and 14 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the fatal crash that occurred along the Owo/Ikare-Akoko area of the state.

The accident was said to have been caused by the driver of a Blue DAF Trailer with no registration number, which had a brake failure and crushed two other vehicles.

FRSC Spokesperson advised motorists to avoid over-speeding and dangerous driving.

She also urged them to avoid night journey, obey traffic rules, and ensure their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on any trip.

Three Killed, 14 Injured In Ondo Road Accident

A map of Ondo, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

Tragedy struck in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State following a road accident that claimed some lives and injured others.

Channels Television learned that three commuters were killed and 14 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the fatal crash that occurred along the Owo/Ikare-Akoko area of the state.

This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Ondo State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Omotola Ogunbanwo.

She said the accident which happened on Sunday evening, was reported to have been caused by the driver of a Blue DAF Trailer with no registration number, which had a brake failure and crushed two other vehicles.

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A white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number BDF731XT, and a blue Mercedes Benz towing truck with no registration number were also involved in the accident.

According to her, the injured victims have been taken to the General Hospital, Ikare-Akoko, for treatment; while the remains of the dead have been deposited at the morgue at the General Hospital, Iwaro, Oka-Akoko.

The FRSC Spokesperson advised motorists to avoid over-speeding and dangerous driving.

She also urged them to avoid night journey, obey traffic rules, and ensure their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on any trip.

Two Killed, Six Injured As Trucks Collide With Bus In Lagos

The scene of the accident in Anthony area of Lagos State. Credit: LASEMA.

 

Two persons were killed and six injured in a road accident in the Anthony area of Lagos State.

Channels Television learned that the accident occurred when four vehicles involving two trucks, a tanker and a commercial bus had a collision.

This was confirmed in a statement issued on Wednesday by Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu.

“The agency received distress calls about the above incident and upon arrival at the scene of incident, discovered that a four (4) vehicle accident had occurred comprising two tipper trucks, one with registration number AKM-741ZT, a second tipper with unknown registration number, a loaded tanker with unknown registration number and  commercial bus with unknown registration,” the statement partly read.

Oke-Osanyitolu explained that emergency responders comprising the Nigeria Police, Fire Service, LRU Fire Unit joined LASEMA at the scene of the incident.

 

See Full Statement Here

 Preliminary report on Road Traffic Accident around Anthony (inward Gbagada)

The agency received distress calls about the above incident and upon arrival at the scene of incident, discovered that a four (4) vehicle accident had occurred comprising two tipper trucks, one with registration number AKM-741ZT, a second tipper with unknown registration number, a loaded tanker with unknown registration number and  commercial bus with unknown registration.

The resultant collision, a result of reckless driving left occupants of the bus trapped within. With the use of the agency’s light rescue equipment, six (6) people were extricated from the bus. They were found to have sustained varying degrees of injuries and unfortunately two (2) adult female lost their lives at the scene of incident.

Agency responders, the LRU ambulance, Lasambus, Nigeria Police, Lagos Fire service and LRU fire unit were joint responders at the scene of incident.

Operation is ongoing.

Updates will follow

Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu

DG/CEO LASEMA

Zamfara Governor Seeks Death Sentence For Reckless Driving

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has promised to impose death penalty for reckless driving in the state.

 

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has promised to reintroduce serious punitive measures of death on reckless drivers in the state.

The decision followed the death of 15 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a road accident in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.

The accident occurred on Saturday when a truck lost control and rammed into four vehicles conveying the victims along Gusau-Funtua Road in Tsafe.

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Governor Matawalle who expressed sadness over their death says the new law will ensure that such reckless drivers are compelled by law to pay compensation on every life lost.

“We have to make sure that we do everything possible to safeguard the lives of our people. The best way to do it is to make sure that we protect our roads and put some measures to control all the drivers coming in and out of the state.

“The state government has initiated some measures so that we can check all the problems. The state government is planning to make sure we have a weighing gauge in the state and speed limits.

 

“We have to initiate that and very soon we are going to do that. I observed by myself that the highest speed some of these truck drivers are gojng in the state is very uncommon.

“We make sure we do something so that we can put them on check.

He also explained that some road safety measures will be out in place to guard against rough and reckless driving.

 

Again, Fallen Container Claims Two Lives In Lagos

Recovery of the truck at Mile 2. Credit: LASEMA

 

Tragedy struck yet again late on Friday night at Odo-Olowu bus stop, Ijesha, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, when a container fell off a truck and crushed two young women to death.  

According to the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the incident occurred around 10.45 p.m.

He said emergency responders have recovered the bodies and taken them to a morgue.

He explained that a truck, loaded with an empty 40-foot container, suddenly suffered brake failure and rammed into another stationary truck, and the container fell off killing the two women

However, the driver of the truck was rescued by LASEMA personnel, who took him to a hospital.

The latest container accident occurred near the same spot where 27-year-old Chidinma Ajoku and her colleague were also killed in a similar fashion on July 26 after an unlatched container fell on a vehicle they were travelling in.

 

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Mile 2 Truck Accident …LASEMA saves one, recovers two fatalities

The Agency received a distress call via the emergency tow free line and activated its response team, Eagle Squad to the scene of a truck accident at Odo Olowu Bus-stop, Ijesha inward Mile 2 at the wee hours of Friday night, 21st August, 2020.

Upon the arrival of the Team at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a truck loaded with an empty Forty Feet Container had a brake failure and rammed into a commercial truck parked at the above mentioned location.

The driver of the truck was rescued by LASEMA Response Team, LRT and was taken to the nearest hospital by the Agency’s Ambulance. Unfortunately, two female adults lost their lives and were bagged and handed over to the State Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU.

The Agency’s Response Team and the Nigeria Police Officers were responders at the scene who worked together to recover the accidented truck off the road with the aid of Agency’s Heavy duty equipment, Forklift and was towed to Okota Police Station.

In the same vein, the Agency activated its Cobra Squad at Onipanu Base, to a fire outbreak at Harvey Roaad Health Centre, Yaba. Upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a storey containerized structure where hospital files are stored was gutted by fire as a result of electrical surge.

However, no loss of life nor injury sustained at the scene of incident. The fire was put out by the combined effort of LASEMA Response and Lagos State Fire Service.

At another fire outbreak at Teju Foam Company, Ilupeju, the Eagle Squad, LASEMA Fire Unit together with the Lagos State Fire Service were able to suppress the fire from escalating further.

Though the cause of the fire is unknown, the Eagle Squad discovered that the fire affected the Tailoring section, Blocking section, Galaxy department, Cutting section and stacking Section.

Responders at the scene were LRT, LRU FIRE, LASG FIRE and the Nigeria Police Force.

 

Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu

DG/CEO LASEMA

22nd August, 2020

Five Killed In Ogun Road Accident

A map of Ogun, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

Five persons were on Thursday killed, while others sustained injuries in a road crash on the Sagamu Interchange end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ogun State, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.

He said the crash involved three vehicles: a Mazda space bus, a tanker and a truck, blaming the accident on reckless driving and wrongful overtaking.

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“We learnt from the eye witness account that the Space Bus and tanker were inbound Ibadan from Lagos along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at the diversion axis after Sagamu interchange, when in an attempt to overtake a truck in front of it had an head-on collision with another truck coming from Ibadan,” he said.

“Five people died on the spot including the driver, two injured while another one was rescued.”

While the tanker driver was said to have fled the accident scene, the driver of the truck is recuperating at a private hospital in Sagamu.

Akinbiyi condoled with the families of the deceased, admonishing motorists  to avoid reckless and wrongful overtaken at diversion and construction zones and maintain the 50kph speed limit.

Two Dead As Tankers Collide In Niger State

Two persons were reported killed on August 19, 2020, after two tankers collide in Niger State.
Two persons were reported killed on August 19, 2020, after two tankers collided in Niger State.

 

At least two persons were feared dead and several others injured in a multiple road crash that occurred at Lambata in Gurara local government area of Niger State.

The accident, involving two tankers, a Mazda 323 and a BM100 18-Seater Boxer car, occurred at about 3:50pm on Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses said two of the tankers, a Diesel Tanker with number plate GWU154XA and an IVECO tanker with registration number ABE338XA crashed around Bonu village along Lambata-Minna road and immediately went caught fire, which affected the Mazda and Boxer boxers, as well as a motorcycle.

A resident in the area, Abdul Sani told Channels Television via telephone that one of the tankers had wanted to overtake the other and, in the process, tumbled.

Firefighters battle the ensuing flames after two tankers collided in Niger State.
Firefighters battle the ensuing flames after two tankers collided in Niger State.

 

He said 17 persons, made up of 15 males and two females, were involved in the accident, but that only two persons got burnt in the crash beyond recognition, while at least seven others sustained various degrees of injuries.

Sani further said men of the fire service were able to put off the fire after battling it for several hours, while those who sustained injuries were taken to the Federal Medical Centre Gawu Babangida in Gurara local government for treatment.

As at the time of filing the report, the Federal Road Safety Corps in Niger State was yet to issue any formal statement on the crash.

Effort to get the Sector Commander, Mr Joel Dagwa and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Raji Egigogo proved abortive as their numbers could not be reached.\

Two persons were reported killed on August 19, 2020, after two tankers collide in Niger State.
At least 19 persons were said to have been involved in the accident.

 

Meanwhile, spokesman to the Chairman of Gurara Local Government, Halilu Bwaje, confirmed the incident in a statement obtained by Channels Television.

“Those that sustained series of injuries have been taken to the Hospital by the Men of the Federal Road Safety Corps and now they are responding to treatment at the FMC Gawu Babangida,” the statement said.

The Niger State Government, through a statement issued on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, had announced the setting up of a Task Force to look into the movement of trailers crossing nooks and crannies of the state.

Gas Explosion Kills One, Injures Three In Imo State

The scene of the accident on Friday.

 

 

 

One person has been feared dead with three persons critically injured after a truck conveying liquefied petroleum gas exploded at a filling station in Irete community along the Owerri-Onitsha Expressway in Owerri-West Local Government Area of Imo state.

The Imo State Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Evans Ugoh, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

 

Firefighters at the location of the explosion.

 

According to him, the truck after discharging its content at the filling station was about reversing and manoeuvring its way out of the premises when it was hit by a J5 commercial bus conveying pineapples on top speed coming from the Onitsha end lost control and ram into the truck, leading to a heavy explosion.

Onlookers gather following the accident 

 

Mr Ugoh confirmed that one of the occupants of the J5 commercial bus died on the spot while 3 other persons who sustained fatal injuries were immediately taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

 

 

He said, however, officials of the Imo State Fire Service, Red Cross, Civil Defence, the Nigerian Police and NEMA officials were all on the ground for rescue operations.

Wreckage of the J5 commercial bus.

 

PHOTOS: Diesel Tanker, Truck Crash At OPIC

 

Traffic built up gradually on Sunday around the OPIC end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway following an accident involving a truck and a diesel laden tanker.

The accident, which occurred in the evening, took place on the Lagos outbound lane of the highway.

Although no life was lost, the tanker conveying its content to Ibadan, Oyo State capital, and the truck going to Ibafo were said to have made contact while on motion.

The clash left the tanker with a chattered fuel tank, spilling its content on the road while the drivers of both vehicles exchanged blames.

However, men of the Nigeria Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Ogun State Traffic Control Agency (TRACE) were at the scene to control the building traffic and restore calm.

See more photos from the scene of the accident below:

Mother Of Victim Killed By Fallen Container Demands Justice

A week after a freak accident claimed the lives of some bus passengers at Ilasamaja bus stop in Lagos State, the mother of one of the victims is seeking for justice.

Mrs Chineze Ajoku who is a widow and mother of 27-year-old Chidinma Ajoku who died alongside her colleague while returning from work, wants the state government and other relevant agencies to see to it that unlatched container-laden trucks are prohibited on our roads.

Mrs Chineze Ajoku is calling for the prosecution of the truck driver said to have killed her daughter on July 26, 2020.

 

Her daughter, Chidinma died when a container fell on the bus she was travelling in on Sunday, July 26.

“I am not coping, I am heartbroken. My heart is shattered in pieces. Her siblings, sometimes I wake up and they cry.

The truck said to have killed Chidinma and another passenger on Sunday.

 

“If she was sick, it would have been better for us. She was just killed in cold blood like that. How can we just accept this thing? You don’t just kill people on the road carelessly and everybody just folds their arms and expects it as a norm.

“Let them investigate and know who the driver is and the owner of the vehicle, why it is not latched the way it is supposed to be,” she said.

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While calling for the prosecution of the driver of the truck, Ajoku noted that the move by the state government will serve as a deterrent to other erring drivers.

According to her, this is to prevent further loss of lives and safeguard other residents of Lagos and road users.

Channels Television learned that the truck fell on the commercial bus while discharging passengers at Ilasamaja bus-stop, leading to the death of two, while three others sustained injuries.

Mother of the 27-year-old Chidinma Ajoku looks at the picture of her daughter on her phone. Chidinma was killed in a Lagos road accident on July 26 while returning from work.

 

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) described the accident as ‘an avoidable accident’ given that reckless driving of the truck driver led to its attached 20ft container falling on a commercial bus.

13 Killed In Vietnam Road Accident

 

A high school reunion trip in Vietnam took a fatal turn on Sunday when a bus carrying the alumni crashed and flipped over at a bend on the highway, killing more than a dozen passengers.

The nearly 40 passengers on the bus were classmates from Dong Hoi High School who were travelling to visit the area in central Quang Binh province for the 30th anniversary of their graduation.

But the driver lost control on a sharp turn on the highway, said state media.

At least 13 people were killed, and many more injured.

“People on the coach said that when the coach was travelling down the slope, there were signs the brakes were broken,” reported Tuoi Tre newspaper.

Images shared on news websites showed a bus on its side in a gutter by the asphalt road, with bystanders looking on as rescuers tended to the injured.

Travelling on Vietnam’s roads can be a hazardous affair, and World Health Organization says traffic accident injuries are the leading cause of death for those aged 15-29.

So far, the country has recorded more than 3,200 deaths in the first six months of this year.

AFP

Four Killed, Two Injured As Car Plunges Into River In Ogun

A map of Ogun, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

Four persons have been killed with two others injured when a car plunged into a river in Ogun State.

Confirming the incident to Channels Television, officials of the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement said the accident occurred at the Ososa Bridge along the Ijebu Ode-Benin expressway.

According to the state traffic outfit, the vehicle was coming from Ijebu-Ode inbound Sagamu when the passengers lost their lives.

It was gathered that driver of the car was on top speed when it suddenly lost control and plunged into the river.

The Public Relations Officer of the agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi said that the accident was caused by over speeding.

“In all, six occupants were in the vehicle including the driver, a female and five males which is against the COVID 19-guidelines and protocols,” he said.

He however said those injured in the accident have been taken to the Ijebu Ode General Hospital for medical attention, adding that the corpses of the victims have been deposited in the morgue.

While commiserating with the families of the deceased, Akinbiyi asked drivers to exercise caution and avoid excessive speed, especially during the rainy season.