FRSC Fumes As Truck Driver Crushes Two Operatives To Death

A file photo of FRSC vehicles on patrol.

 

The Acting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu, has expressed indignation over the death of two operatives, pledging the resolve of the corps to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure they face the wrath of the law.

Biu, in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem on Friday, decried the incessant knockdown and crushing of patrol operatives at the hands of reckless drivers who continuously violate the legally prescribed speed limit.

According to the statement, the incident was caused by a truck driver travelling at an excessive speed along the Ikot-Ikpene-Aba route on Friday.

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“The crash occurred as a result of excessive speed indulged by the driver of a DAF articulated truck while trying to dodge a pothole along the axis.

“According to preliminary investigation, the fatal crash involved an FRSC patrol vehicle and a white-coloured truck. The road crash affected a total of eight male adults, out of which two sustained severe injuries, two were killed, while the remaining four passengers were rescued without any injuries.

“The injured persons have been taken to Ikot Ekpene General hospital and the dead deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital respectively,” the statement read.

The FRSC boss expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the staff members who lost their lives in active service, while assuring the public of the corps’ resilience and resolve to ensure perpetrators of such “bad driving culture” face the law.

He urged habitually reckless drivers to desist from such acts by complying with acceptable road safety regulations, saying the corps would not spare anyone engaged in this deadly act of recklessness on the road.

17 Killed In Abuja Road Crash, FRSC Blames Excessive Speed

A file photo of FRSC vehicles on patrol.

 

Seventeen passengers were killed in a road crash on Tuesday along the Kwali-Abaji Expressway before Awawa within the Federal Capital Territory.

This is as the Acting Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu again cautioned drivers against violating the prescribed speed limit.

Biu made this call for caution while describing the avoidable crash that occurred around 6am on Tuesday.

FRSC spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement on Tuesday, said four other occupants of the vehicle were injured whilst one male occupant was rescued without any injury.

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He admonished against night trips as well as urged drivers to always observe rest period of 30 minutes after every four hours drive so as to avoid the dangers of excessive speed and fatigue on the highways.

“Investigation into the fatal crash revealed that the crash involved 1 DAF Trailer with registration number BAU 632 XA, and a Toyota Bus bearing the following registration details GME 201 ZU.

“The main cause of the crash according to the report are, excessive speed (Speed Limit Violation) and fatigue,” the statement partly read, adding that the injured were rushed to the Abaji General Hospital while the remains of the dead victims were deposited at the mortuary.

37 Dead In Borno Auto Crash

FRSC officials are seen clearing an accident scene along the Damaturu-Maiduguri Road in Borno State on November 22, 2022.

 

Thirty-seven persons on Tuesday died in an auto crash along the Damaturu-Maiduguri Road in Borno State.

It was gathered that the accident occurred after two Hummer buses and one golf saloon car collided in the early hours of the day.

The Zonal Commanding Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in charge of Borno, Yobe and Bauchi states, Rotimi Adeleye, confirmed the incident to Channels Television via a telephone conversation.

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“A fatal crash occurred this morning along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road very close to a village called Jakana.  Two Hummer Buses and one golf saloon were involved and so far, 37 persons have been confirmed dead and most of them burnt beyond recognition,” he said.

Adeleye further explained, the FRSC and fire service had deployed their men for the rescue mission and had also liaised with the Borno state Commissioner of Police to obtain a court order for a mass burial of the victims burnt beyond recognition.

According to him, the tyre of one of the Hummer buses coming from the opposite direction burst resulting in the collision, while the golf saloon which was coming behind at a very high speed ran into the two buses already on fire.

He advised the motorists to ensure they obey traffic rules and drive at a low speed, especially where there are potholes.

11 Burnt Beyond Recognition In Kogi Crash

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A map of Kogi State in Nigeria’s north-central.

 

Eleven persons have been burnt beyond recognition in a multiple crash along Ejule-Ochadamu by Olofu Bridge, Ochadamu area of Kogi State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, saying, the unfortunate mishap involved 20 vehicles.

FRSC Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, described the crash as avoidable and unfortunate, calling on drivers to regularly maintain their vehicles.

“The crash investigation team revealed that the fatal crash involved a total of 18 people. Out of the number, a total of seven victims comprising three males and four females sustained various degrees of injuries, while the remaining 11 whose sexuality could not be ascertained at the time of carrying out the rescue were burnt beyond recognition,” the statement read.

“The investigation further revealed that the main causes of the crash and subsequent fire outbreak that claimed the innocent lives of the victims are road obstruction and break failure; a mechanical deficiency that impacted negatively on the functionality of the braking system of the vehicle.

“As at the time of this statement, the emergency rescue team of the Corps has concluded the rescue of the injured persons to the hospital while the burnt victims were also evacuated.”

He said the FRS acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, has deployed personnel to ensure prompt clearing of obstructions and free flow of traffic on the affected part of the road.

While decrying the dangers and damages that come from poor vehicle maintenance, wanton neglect of signs and warnings about mechanical deficiencies in the vehicle and driving against the legal speed limit, the Acting Corps Marshal further directed Commanding Officers to intensify sensitization and routine inspection for all fleet operators nationwide.

He equally urged the public to always patronize the FRSC toll-free line 122 and the National Traffic Radio 107.1 FM which are always available for all road users to report emergencies at any given time.

FRSC Doesn’t Use PoS To Receive Payment For Traffic Fines – Spokesman

A file photo of FRSC vehicles on patrol.

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it does not receive payment for fines on traffic offenses through Point of Sale (PoS) machines.

FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

According to him, Corps’ Electronic Booking Device (E-Tablet) designed for issuing traffic offence tickets by patrol operatives has been misrepresented as PoS machines.

“The Corps wishes to inform the general public that it does not use, nor permit the use of POS machines nor receive payment for fines of traffic offences on patrol points,” the statement partly read.

The Corps said the E-Tablet is part of efforts to introduce technology into its operations and “fade out the use of booking sheet which is a manual way of recording traffic offenders information and replace it with a digital booking device”.

“The introduction of the device targets at improving robust data collection and speeding up on-the-spot synchronisation of traffic offenders information into the national database. The device is a one stop shop for verification of the national driver’s license and the vehicle number plate as well as other FRSC products and services.

“The Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, is by this medium reiterating that the motoring public should note that the Corps does not use POS machines but a digitalized E-ticketing device which at the moment enhances ease of doing business,” the statement added.

Nine Killed In Adamawa Auto Crash 

Adamawa is a state in Nigeria's north-east region.
A map of Adamawa, a state in Nigeria’s North-East region.

 

No fewer than nine persons were killed and six others injured on Wednesday after a truck conveying laterite sand lost control causing an accident in Adamawa State. 

According to eyewitnesses, the truck veered off the road after the driver lost control at the Vunoklang junction, near the Jimeta bridge and rammed into other vehicles before crashing into a mechanic workshop, killing the workers.

The driver of the truck was said to have escaped and abandoned his vehicle.

Outraged by the incident, youths set the truck ablaze resulting in a fire outbreak which spread to other shops causing damages.

Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission in the state, Yelwa Dio said those with injuries have been moved to a hospital.

Three Dead In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Road Accident

A file photo of FRSC vehicles on patrol.

 

Three persons have been reportedly killed and three others injured in an early morning crash along the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway on Monday.

The Public Education Officer of the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Florence Okpe, in a statement, attributed the possible cause of the accident to suspected excessive speed.

“The crash which occurred at about 5:45am this morning involving 6 persons, a total of 3 persons were injured and unfortunately 3 persons were recorded death,” she said.

The accident which involved a Toyota Sienna with registration number DKP 60 LG was said to have been brushed by a tanker on speed.

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The injured victims have, however, been taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention and the corpses of the dead victims were deposited at a morgue.

FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Ahmed Umar commiserated with the victims and advised motorists to shun excessive speed.

Flooding: FRSC Diverts Travellers From Lokoja-Abuja Expressway

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A map of Kogi State in Nigeria’s north-central.

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Thursday urged travellers to avoid the Lokoja-Abuja expressway due to flooding around Kortonkarfi in Lokoja.

According to the agency, the flooding has “impeded the free flow of traffic” on the expressway.

It advised travellers to instead “take the Suleja-Bida-Mokwa road, while those travelling to the South-South/South-East regions are also advised to go through Nasarawa-Oweto Bridge-Adoka-Otupka axis.”

The FRSC noted that the diversion was necessary “due to the fact that the water level may take another two or more days to subside.”

Two Dead, 12 Vehicles Burnt As Tanker Explodes In Ogun

A collage of scenes of the accident

 

Two persons have been confirmed dead and 12 vehicles burnt in a tanker explosion along the Ota Old Toll Gate in Ogun State.

In a statement on Thursday, the Federal Roads Safety Corps said that the accident occurred early this morning when the tanker carrying Petroleum Motor Spirit was ascending a slope fell, and went into flames.

FRSC Route Commander and Public Education Officer, Florence Okpe, said, “The Federal Roads Safety Corps Ota Unit Command carried out a rescue operation at about 0130 early hours this morning involving a tanker laden with Petroleum Motor Spirit while ascending Ilo Awele slope adjoining Abeokuta-Lagos section of the expressway, fell and went into flames.”

Men of the fire service were said to have been contacted immediately and the area was cordoned to prevent secondary crash.

“A total of 12 vehicles were involved which comprised of 3 Luxurious buses, 4 tricycles, 3 motorcycle, 1 yellow bus and a tanker,” the statement noted.

A total of three persons were said to have been rescued to Ota General Hospital.

Five Killed In Anambra Road Accident

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A map of Anambra, a state in south-east Nigeria.

 

Five persons have died in a road accident involving a jeep and a truck at Enugu-Agidi by Awka-Enugu Expressway in Anambra.

According to the Federal Road Safety Corps, the incident, which occurred on Sunday night, was caused by speeding and loss of control.

Margaret Onabe, FRSC Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident on Monday.

“The fatal crash involved an unidentified driver of a black Lexus with registration number KJA182HS and an unidentified driver of a red truck with no registration number,” the corps said.

“According to an eyewitness report, the truck driver was on speed, lost control of the vehicle, and rammed into the Lexus SUV.

“A total number of five persons – three male adults, a female adult, and a female child, were involved in the crash. Five of them were killed.

“FRSC rescue team from the Sector Command took the victims to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, and the corpses were deposited at the hospital morgue.”

FRSC Commander in the state, of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, condoled with the families of the dead.

The Sector Commander cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, to avoid speeding and keep to the recommended speed limit.

Nine Dead, 10 Injured In Abuja Road Accident

Acting FRSC Corp Marshall, Mr Dauda Biu addressed the press on September 1, 2022.
Acting FRSC Corp Marshall, Mr Dauda Biu addressed the press on September 1, 2022.

 

Nine persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal road crash along the Yangoji-Abaji Road in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, saying 10 other victims were injured in the accident.

FRSC Public Education Officer, Mister Bisi Kazeem said the crash, involving a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number KTG-450 KQ and a Howo Sino truck, occurred at about 06:05 on Sunday.

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He explained that the bus was coming from Osun State and heading to Katsina State before it crashed into the stationary truck at Sabongari village near Gadabiyu along Abaji-Yangoji.

According to the FRSC spokesman, 22 people – all male – were involved in the crash, out of which nine died, ten were injured and two were given first aid.

Kazeem noted that the nine corpses were deposited at the General Hospital Kwali mortuary, and a division of the Nigeria Police Force located at Kwali has taken over the investigation.

Meanwhile, the acting Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Mister Dauda Biu, blamed the crash on dangerous overtaking and loss of control.

The FSRC boss insisted that crashes at night are more fatal than those in the daytime.

While advising drivers to ensure their vehicles are in good condition before they get on the road, the FRSC Corps Marshal reiterated the commitment of the corps towards sensitizing the motoring public across the country.

Over 13,000 Illegal Motorcycle Riders Arrested In August – FRSC

Acting FRSC Corp Marshall, Mr Dauda Biu addressed the press on September 1, 2022.
Acting FRSC Corp Marshall, Mr Dauda Biu addressed the press on September 1, 2022.

 

The Federal Road Safety Corp said it has arrested over 13,000 illegal motorcycles riders and impounded about 20,000 motorcycles across the country in August.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on the preparation for accident free operations in the ember months, acting FRSC Corp Marshall, Mr Dauda Biu, noted that it has also uploaded over 100,000 into the national vehicle identification database.

According to Mr Biu, the corps is set to carry out safety awareness campaign in public places such as the motor parks on the need to avoid overloading and over speeding during the ember months.

“Part of the efforts we have put in place towards achieving a robust data collection is the ongoing special enforcement operations on unregistered motorcycles which commence at the beginning of August,” Mr Biu said.

“The clampdown, which is a timely response to the directive issued by the Presidency through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, will no doubt boost national information and enhance intelligence gathering and criminal information amid the ongoing fight against insecurity in the country.”