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December 20, Lagos – Ibadan Express Road axis traffic report

Friday 20 December 2019

TIME 0700HRS

WEATHER CONDITION: Bright and Cool

FUEL SITUATION: Normal

SECURITY SITUATION: There is no threat to patrol personnel and equipments.

TRAFFIC SITUATION: Traffic have started building up especially 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 are 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 19 December 2019 across Ogun state

The first road traffic crash occurred at about 0620hrs along the ORE-IJEBU-ODE Expressway around FOWOBI PETROL STATION which involved 02 vehicles with registration numbers EKY42XB MACK TRUCK and BEN 771XA MACK TANKER . People involved were 04 male adults, No one sustained injury and no death was recorded from the crash . The Susoected cause of the crash was Route violation.

The second crash occurred at about 1210hrs on Lagos -Ibadan Expressway opposite Christopher University, around Mowe and it involved 01 vehicle with registration number KSF296BT, a TOYOTA LAND CRUISER .Total of 05 persons were involved (5 male adults) 01person was injured, a male but 01 death was recorded from the crash . The injured victim was rescued to BY Faith Hospital, Mowe for medical attention, while the corpse of the dead victim was deposited at Fakoye Morgue Sagamu The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed .

The third crash occurred at about 1259hrs on the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway within the Tollgate Ota which involved 02 vehicles with registration numbers KRD72XY M/BENZ TRUCK and AKM039UP, a BAJAJ MOTOR BIKE .Total of 05 Persons were involved (3 male adults and 2 female adults) . During the rescue 04 persons sustained injuries , and 01 death was recorded from the crash, a male adult, who died instantly The injured victims were rescued to the General Hospital Ota and the corpse of the killed victim was deposited at the General Hospital Ifo Morgue. The suspected cause of the crash was brake failure . The truck that caused the crash was conveying cosmetic products when the brake failed and it rammed into a BAJAJ motor bike nearby conveying the two female victims who were just disembarking from the bike .

During routine hospital follow up on the victims , it was discovered that the Motorcyclist and one of the pillion , a woman died from injuries sustained from the crash ,bringing the deaths to 03.

The sum of seventy two thousand nine hundred and thirty (N72,930)naira recovered from the scene have been handed over to the victims relations

The fourth road traffic crash occurred at about 1515hrs on the IJEBU-ODE -ORE Expressway by the OSOSA BRIDGE and it involved 03 vehicles with registration numbers KSF860XX, an IVECO TRUCK . APP251XH, a MAZDA E2000 and the third vehicle , a Volvo truck with no registration number .
07 persons were involved which comprised (3 male adults, 4 female adults). 03 persons sustained injuries, all male adults. No death was recorded from the crash . The injured victims were rescued to ORE- OFE Hospital Ijebu-ode . One of vehicles plunged into the OSOSA RIVER, and another truck got stucked on the railings of the bridge.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Motorists are enjoined to drive cautiously especially as traffic has started building up . The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, commisorated with the victims of the road traffic crashes noting that they were all avoidable as most were due to non adherence to traffic rules

He therefore enjoined motorists to drive with absolute consentration and give consideration to others by imbibing the theme of this year’s Ember months special patrol operations of ‘road safety is a state of mind ,but road traffic crash is abscense of mind, stay alive, stay alert’

The Sector Commander also cautioned motorists to reduce speed while approaching road bridges to prevent plunging into the river .

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 rehabitating portions of the road, has made the entire diversion on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway more motorable .

The Sector Commander however 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 also tune into National Traffic Radio 107.1FM Abuja, which can be streamed online. Listeners can also download the radiob’s App from the google play store or 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 Ogun State Command

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