FRSC screams overspeeding as 8 dies in kwara autocrash

FRSC screams overspeeding as 8 dies in kwara autocrash

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FRSC screams overspeeding as 8 dies in kwara autocrash

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FRSC screams overspeeding as 8 dies in kwara autocrash. The Federal Road Safety Corps, Kwara State Sector Command, has confirmed the deaths of eight travelers along the Omuaran-Ilorin Road in the state’s Irepodun Local Government Area.

The sector commander, Stephen Dawulung, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Saturday in Ilorin, the state capital, by the sector Public Relations Officer, Busari Basambo.

“A fatal road traffic crash occurred on Friday evening, at Oke Onigbin, along Omuaran-Ilorin Road, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State around 7.40 pm.

“The accident involved a Mack trailer and a Mitsubishi bus,” Basambo said in the statement.

Dawulung stated that FRSC standby rescue team members from Omuaran Unit Command were quickly mobilized to the location to assist with the rescue.

“Preliminary investigations by our men revealed that the Mitsubishi space wagon (en route to Ilorin) collided with an oncoming Mack trailer while overtaking a bus.”

“It resulted in the death of eight persons on the spot, one male adult, three female adults and four children, while six others sustained various degrees of injuries,” PRO said.

He said the corpses were deposited at a mortuary in Omuaran.

He noted that further investigation revealed that the crash was caused by speed, wrongful overtaking and poor visibility.

The sector commander advised drivers to avoid traveling at night, to speed, and to take a 30-minute break after every four hours of driving.

“This is to avoid the chances of being involved in crashes as a result of poor visibility, fatigue, short sleep and lack of proper vehicle control.

“The highest level of caution and concentration must be exercised while driving,” it stated.

Dawulung who sympathised with families of the dead and wished the injured quick recovery however said that all obstructions relating to the crash had been cleared and traffic flow reinstated.

Dawulung said investigation officers had commenced a full investigation into the crash, for remedial measures.

He reaffirmed that the FRSC will continue to carry out its duty to improve road traffic safety.

“This is by deepening our enforcements against road traffic infractions, public enlightenment and prompt rescue of road traffic crash victims” , he went on to say.

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