Six Persons Killed In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Auto Crash

A file photo of a section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
A file photo of a section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.


Six persons have been confirmed dead while one other sustained injuries in an accident involving a truck and a Honda pilot jeep around Ogere, on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The public relations officer of the Ogun state Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) unit, Babatunde Akinbiyi, and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state confirmed the incident.

According to them, the incident which occurred around 7 am on Saturday was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the jeep driver.

Reports have it that eight male adults and one female adult were involved in the accident, while five males and one female lost their lives in the accident.

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It was gathered that the Honda pilot marked LSR 525 FY was on excessive speed, lost control, and rammed into the moving truck with registration number KRV 716 ZV.

The injured victim is said to have been taken to Idera, a private hospital in Ogere for medical attention, while the deceased were deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara.

Traffic officials advised motorists and other road users to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and also avoid dangerous driving, and wrongful overtaking at all times.

Six Persons Killed In Ogun Auto Crash

Motorists Call For Police Presence On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Bridge
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Six persons have been confirmed dead in an auto crash which occurred at the Sagamu inter-change area of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The six persons – one male and five females – were a driver and passengers in a Nissan Quest sports utility commercial vehicle.

The Nissan Quest commercial vehicle was said to be coming from Lagos end of the expressway when the incident occurred.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the driver of the commercial vehicle was at top speed when the car rammed into the back of a moving Iveco truck.

“The accident was caused by speeding by the driver of the Nissan Quest commercial vehicle, who rammed his car into a moving Iveco truck from behind, killing all the occupants,” he said

“I could not say where the vehicle was travelling to, but it was coming from Lagos.”

Akinbiyi said the corpses of the victims were taken to the mortuary of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State.

NDDC MD Survives Auto Crash

NDDC Gives Contractors 30 Days to Return to SiteThe Managing Director, Niger-Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr Nsima Ekere escaped death following a ghastly motor accident on Thursday in Akwa Ibom.

The incident occurred in the early hours of the day on the Calabar-Itu highway as a trailer rammed into the convoy, killing at least a police personnel in the pilot vehicle, while others sustained various degrees of injury.

The body of the police officer has been deposited in the hospital mortuary, while the injured were rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Uyo.

It was gathered that the NDDC Managing Director was on his way to Calabar, Cross River State to receive the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo who was on a working visit to Cross River State.

A statement issued by the NDDC’s Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr Toye Abosede, said, ‘Tthe convoy of the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere, has been involved in a road mishap.

‘‘The incident, which occurred along the Calabar-Itu Road, occurred when a trailer ran into the pilot vehicle carrying policemen attached to the NDDC Managing Director who was on his way to Calabar to receive the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.”

Anambra: Obiano Mandates Compulsory Adherence To Traffic Laws

Willie Obiano1It would not be business as usual for road users in Anambra State from July 1, as the State Government would commence enforcement of laws on compulsory use of crash helmet by motor cyclists, as well as seizure of vehicles that are not road worthy.

Governor Willie Obiano announced this when he paid a condolence visit to a family at Ochuche-Umuodu, in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state, who lost five family members in a fatal auto crash last week.

It was a massacre of some sort of four women and one man from Okechukwu family and another from Nwadialo’s family, in an auto crash while returning from a traditional marriage ceremony of a kinsman at Ekwulumili in Nnewi South Local Government Area.

What was supposed to be a happy occasion turned sour when a construction truck rammed into them at Obodoukwu road in Okpoko, killing six people on the spot and injuring many.

The Governor, who attributed the unfortunate incident to carelessness and non-adherence to traffic laws, read the riot act to all road users.

He disclosed plans to place road signs and markings at necessary places, as part of measures to improve safety and promote sanity on roads.

The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Hyginus Omeje, also said that his command would actively enforce the traffic laws.

Also reacting to the development and emphasizing strict enforcement of traffic laws were the Secretary to the State Government, Oseloka Obaze, and the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Image Management, Paul Nwosu, who decried the carelessness that robbed them of their community members, as they were all from Ogbaru council area.

The community members appreciated the Governor’s visit and noted that his governance had remained a people oriented administration and had given them a sense of belonging by sharing their burdens with them.

The Governor was received by the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Paul Agaba.



Auto Crash Causes Death Of 13 On Kano-Zaria Road

auto-car-accident-in-kogi113 people including seven women and a child have been confirmed dead following an early morning auto crash on the Kano-Zaria road.

Confirming the incident, the Head of Operation, Kano Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Kabir Nadabo, said 17 persons were involved in the crash at Tashan Kofa village. 13 of them died on the spot, while the remaining four sustained varying degrees of injuries.

“The bodies of the deceased and those injured were taken to the Murtala Mohammad General Hospital,” he said.

Meanwhile, eyewitnesses told Channels Television that a bus ran into a stationary articulated vehicle around 06:10am on the Kano-Zaria road at Tashan Kofa, adding that among the dead persons, five were men, seven women and a child.

Auto Crashes Main Cause Of Deaths In Nigeria – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that auto crashes top the chart of causes of death in the country.

NEMA North-west zonal coordinator, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, stated this yesterday at the 2013 workshop with stakeholders on mass casualty handling in Kaduna.

Ilallah said the statistics released by FRSC on road related crashes in the country is worrisome, adding that the increase in deaths through road accidents further compounds response to disasters.

“Deaths through road crashes top the chart of the causes of human lives loss in the country. NEMA as an agency of the Federal Government found it expedient to organise this forum with a view to sensitising members of the public in order to engineer a proactive approach to disasters risk reduction strategy,” Ilallah said.

Ilallah said the workshop is in continuation of NEMA’s efforts in mitigating the impact of large scale emergencies, especially during the Ember months of September, October, November and December and also during  festive periods like Sallah, Easter, Christmas among others.

8 Members Of PDP Abia Chapter, Die In Auto Crash

Eight members of Peoples Democratic Party, Abia state chapter have been confirmed dead and six critically injured as a result of ghastly auto crash along Anambra-Enugu highway.

The men were returning from the Anambra state ward congress, where they worked as auxiliary staff in preparation for the governorship election holding on 18th November this year.

The surviving six members who were reported to be critically injured were rushed to the federal medical centre, Umuahia, thanks to the state government who sent in ambulances since the industrial action embarked upon by health workers affected the operations of UNTH Enugu.

On learning about the news the state secretariat of the party suddenly transformed, looking like a desert while the flags were lowered to fly at half-mast.

The state governor Theodore Orji has however paid the survivors a visit at the federal medical centre.

18 people killed in Abuja-Lokojo Expressway bus crash

At least 18 people died when two buses collided head-on Wednesday along the Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Nine others sustained serious injuries, a spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said.

The accident happened along the Kwali-Gwagwalada road early on Wednesday, when a public bus lost control and rammed into another bus travelling in the opposite direction.

All but one of the 18 passengers of the first bus, including the driver, died on the spot.

A total of 96 people, including 10 children, were involved in the crash.

The FRSC has urged Nigerian motorists to avoid unnecessary night journeys.

The Kwali-Gwagwalada-Lokoja route, linking the north to the rest of the country, is considered particularly dangerous as many people lose their lives here each year.

The road is being expanded to make it safer, but construction work has dragged on for years.

Four die in Ogun road accident

Four persons were confirmed dead while others sustained injuries in a fatal auto crash which occurred in front of the Ogun State Governor’s office, along the Oke-Mosan-Kobape-Sagamu dual carriage way in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The mangled bodies of the victims were reportedly removed from the wreckage of the auto crash after sympathizers had axed their way into the wrecked car they were travelling in.

The accident which involved a Toyota Tundra Jeep with registration number Lagos: FC 787LND and a Nissan Primeria car with registration number FZ 914 LSR was said to have occurred when the jeep heading for Shagamu crossed the median while the driver was receiving a phone call and hit the car with six passengers.

It took the intervention of the Ogun State rescue team of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDS), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the Ogun State Traffic Compliance Agency (TRACE) before the dead bodies could be removed from the wreckage.

Confirming the incident, the team leader of the state traffic enforcement and compliant, Mr. Oladele Badmos said those who were injured are currently receiving treatment at the federal medical centre, idiaba while the remains of the dead will be deposited at the mortuary.

Tragic Lagos-Ibadan auto crash claims five, including baby boy

Five people, including a 14-month-old baby, died in a fatal car accident on Tuesday at Alapako village on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, reports said.

Mr. Abdulrahman Sadeeq, unit commander of the FRSC in Ogere, confirmed the incident, adding that four others were seriously injured in the car accident which occured in the early hours of the morning.

The victims had been travelling on the Lagos-bound bus from Kano when the bus skidded off its lane and toppled into a ditch at the village.

Sadeeq attributed the tragic accident to reckless driving on the part of the driver.

According to reports, the FRSC officials have confirmed that the victims have been tranpsorted to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu.