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December 24, Lagos – Ibadan Express Road axis traffic report

DAY 10 OF FRSC OGUN STATE COMMAND 2019 EMBER MONTHS SPECIAL PATROL/ JANUARY 2020 OPERATIONS

DATE: Tuesday 24 December 2019

TIME 0700HRS

WEATHER CONDITION: Partly cloudy and Cool due to the harmattan haze

FUEL SITUATION: Normal

SECURITY SITUATION . There is no threat to personnel and equipments

TRAFFIC SITUATION: Traffic is expectedly very high due to the eve of the Christmas celebration by motorists travelling to celebrate same with their loved ones in the hinterlands.

High volume of traffic is on corridors leading travellers out of Ogun State . Specifically on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, Heavy but moving traffic is around the outward Lagos section of the Expressway around Ibafo before Mowe where the lanes narrowed from three to two lanes . Motorists are to note this impediment and drive through without attempting to drive against traffic around this area.

Generally road corridors in Ogun State are free of gridlocks “including Lagos – Ibadan Expreeway, Sagamu-Ìjẹ̀bú-Òde, Sagamu-Mosinmi-Ikorodu,Abeokuta-Ibadan, Abeokuta-Ọ̀tà-Lagos and Ota-Idiroko international corridors which are all free from obstructions, including the reconstruction areas along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,

The entire stretch of roads in Ogun State are free, devoid of gridlocks, except pockets of areas around construction zones . Ogun State roads are also safe as at time of reporting.

ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES
A total of four road traffic crashes were recorded yesterday 23 December 2019 across Ogun state roads.

The first crash occurred at about 1300hrs on the Abeokuta-Sagamu corridor around Kobape that involved a Toyota Hilux with registration number PF2468 SPY. Number of people Involved were 03. No one sustained injury neither was any death recorded from the crash. The suspected cause of the crash was fatigue which led to lost of control

The second crash occurred at about 0730hrs on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway around the Sagamu Interchange, which Involved 01 vehicle with registration number BDG 833AV, an Infiniti SUV . A total of 10 Persons were involved
(2Male Adults , 3Female adults , 4Male Children and 01Female Child )
07 persons were injured (3Female adults ,3 Male children and 01Female Child) No death was recorded from the crash .
The suspected cause of the crash conveying members of the same family were excessive speed and Tyre bust whick led to loss of control.
The injured victims were rescued to the FRSC Emergency Road Side Clinic at Sagamu and were later referred to the OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (OOUTH) Sagamu.
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The third crash occurred at about 0610hrs on the Sagamu – Ijebu Ode -Ore Expressway around REMO which involved 03 vehicles. They had no registration numbers. The vehicles are a DANGOTE TRUCK and Two Toyota Corollas . No one sustained injury and no death was recorded from the crash.

The fourth crash occurred at about 1430hrs on the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway around AGO – ADURA . A total of 20 persons were involved made up of 14 Male Adults, 04 Female Adults and 02 Male Children.
16 persons were injured , 13 Male Adults and 03 Female Adults. No death was recorded from the crash in the lone crash which involved
a vehicle, a MAZDA BUS with registration number
YA 441 RAN
The injured victims were rescued to the IFO GENERAL HOSPITAL for medical attention. The suspected cause of the crash were excessive speed and Tyre bust .

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Motorists are enjoined to drive cautiously especially as traffic build up now very high .

The Sector Commander, FRSC Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele notified early morning and late night travellers to note the change in weather which reduces visibility and should therefore accommodate such when planning for their journies as the hazy weather would require reduction in speed.

The Sector Commander commended the contractor rehabilitating the Sagamu Interchange- Ibadan section of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway for removal of the diversion hirtherto on the corridor .

The Sector Commander
remarked that the removal of the remaining diversions around KARA (River Ogun bridge) along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBN) is rehabilitating portions of the road, has made the entire Lagos-Ibadan Expressway more motorable .

He also advised motorists to note that the areas where diversions were removed on the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway are still construction zones and they should therefore maintain the stipulated 50 km per hour maximum speed limit as well as refrain from overtaking till they are clearly out of construction zone, as violators are liable to prosecution.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER:
To report a road traffic crash or road obstruction, please call FRSC Toll Free Number 122.

Additional information about this special patrol operation is available on www.frsc.gov.ng and www.facebook.com/frscnigeria. and equally via the National Traffic Radio 107.1FM Abuja, which can be streamed online. Listeners can also download the radio’s App from the google play store or listen through the FRSC’s website with the URL www.frsc.gov.ng

SIGNED:
Route Commander Florence Okpe FRSC Public Education Officer Ogun State Sector Command.
For Sector Commander FRSC Ogun State Command

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