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Mishaps: FRSC warns against loading goods, human beings in same vehicle

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned motorists to desist from loading goods and human beings in the same vehicle in order to prevent avoidable crashes.

The Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Ahmed Umar, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ota, Ogun.

Umar spoke on the sidelines of an accident involving 27 persons around Berger area on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday.
Two persons reportedly died while 21 others were injured in the accident.

Umar said that the lone accident, which occured at about 6 a.m, involved a Daf truck with no registration number.

According to him, the accident could had been avoided if the driver was not on top speed with the vehicle loaded also with goods and human beings.

He said that the speeding truck lost control and spilled its contents, including human beings and onions, on the road.

He said that two persons died while 21 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the mishap.

Umar said that 27 persons, comprising 23 males and four females, were involved in the crash.

He said that the Sagamu Unit of FRSC carried out the rescue operation at the accident scene.

“The corpses of the victim have been deposited at Idera Hospital, Sagamu, where the survivors are also receiving treatment,” he said.

According to Umar, the suspected causes of the crash include excessive speed and dangerous driving, which led to loss of control.
He also advised motorists to avoid excessive speeding and dangerous driving especially in this season of increased in vehicular movement.

While appealing to drivers to obey traffic rules and regulations, he commiserated with the victims of the crash and their families.
Umar enjoined them to contact the FRSC Command in Sagamu for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the crash scene.

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