Lagos-Ibadan Crash: The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has warned motorists to be extra cautious on the highway and obey all traffic rules and regulations at all times.
In a press statement signed by Bisi Kazeem, Head Media Relations and Strategy, Oyeyemi in reaction to the multiple crashes that occurred on the outward bound of Lagos-Ibadan expressway, precisely on the bridge before Kara Market by OPIC earlier Wednesday morning, at about 0200hrs involving 6 vehicles and killing 4 persons, said the whole stretch of the road witnessed a heavy gridlock as a result of the crash. He emphasized that the unfortunate incident has nothing to do with the ongoing construction work on the stretch of Lagos-Ibadan expressway, but due to the negligence of the drivers.
According to him, it took the combined efforts of FRSC, LASTMA, LASEMA, Fire Service and NEMA about 15 hours to extinguish the inferno that ensued as a result of the crash and to also remove the obstructions and debris before normal traffic was restored.
The Corps Marshal implores motorists to plan their journeys and exercise adequate caution while on the road. He thanked the agencies that participated and other good Nigerians who assisted in the rescue exercise and removal of obstruction while it lasted, and wished the injured quick recovery while he sympathized with the families of the dead.