Auto crashes: FRSC promises to increase patrol on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
By CHARLES KUMOLU
LAGOS—LAGOS State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Mr. Nsebong Akpabio, weekend, said that patrol along the Lagos-Ibadan Highway, would be enhanced to checkmate the increasing cases of accident of trucks, tankers and other vehicles.
Akpabio in a statement after yesterday’s road crash on Long Bridge along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, said: “The upcoming FRSC Lagos State Command stakeholder’s meeting with the Truck and Tanker Owners will review frequent crashes of truck and tanker along Lagos-Ibadan corridor in addition to the enhancement of the Corps’ patrol operation along the corridor.
‘’The command received a report of road crash on Long Bridge along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway this morning. Various patrol teams on the corridor were alerted immediately to move to the scene for rescue operations. DAF95XF tanker with number plate XR 326 AGL (LAGOS), loaded with PMS had a crash on the Long Bridge on its way out of Lagos on Sunday, January 20, 2013. The tanker, according to the driver, Mr. Kayode Olusegun, suddenly had its steering locked to the driver’s side while in motion and this made him lost control.”
“As a result of this, traffic was diverted from Lagos-Ibadan bound carriageway to Ibadan-Lagos bound carriageway to avoid secondary crash and ease the process of transloading of the product. Motorists are advised to be patient and exercise caution. I commend the driver (Mr Kayode Olusegun) for not being on suicidal speed hence his ability to have mange the vehicle during the crash.’’