A fatal accident on Idiroko-Ota Road claimed the lives of two individuals on Sunday, with eight others sustaining injuries. The incident involved a head-on collision between a MAN diesel truck and a Toyota Carina, leading to an unhappy outcome.
Mr Anthony Uga, the Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the unfortunate incident around 8:00 p.m.
The crash involved a MAN diesel truck with registration number LSR 10 YD and a Toyota Carina without a registration number. The ten individuals involved included five male adults, four female adults, and a female child.
According to Uga, the collision resulted from wrongful overtaking, leading to the tragic deaths of two male adults, while eight others sustained various injuries.
The injured were promptly taken to Idiroko General Hospital for medical treatment, while the deceased were conveyed by their families.
In response to the incident, FRSC personnel swiftly towed the vehicles off the road to facilitate the free flow of traffic in the affected area.
The sector commander took the opportunity to caution motorists against wrongful overtaking, emphasizing the need for responsible driving practices to prevent accidents.
As the festive season approaches, Uga urged motorists to exercise caution on the roads, emphasizing the importance of reducing speed and avoiding reckless manoeuvres.
The FRSC boss stressed the need for drivers to maintain clear visibility of 150 to 200 meters at night and exercise prudence when overtaking.
Fatal accidents serve as poignant reminders of the potential consequences of unsafe driving habits, and the FRSC continues to advocate for road safety awareness.
The organization encourages adherence to traffic rules and responsible driving behaviours to mitigate the risk of accidents, especially during increased travel, such as the festive season.
The Idiroko-Ota Road tragedy underscores road users’ collective responsibility in ensuring highway safety
As communities mourn the loss of lives, the FRSC remains committed to its mission of promoting safety and preventing avoidable accidents.
The incident serves as a call to action for authorities and individuals to prioritize road safety measures and consciously create a secure environment for all road users.
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