FRSC boss speaks on how to halt crashes on Ojuelegba bridge

The Corps Marshal of Federal Roads Safety Commission, FRSC, Mr Dauda Biu, has recommended measures to prevent incidents container crashes on Ojuelegba bridge in Surulere area of Lagos State.

Biu, in a statement by the spokesperson for FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, on Sunday called for erection of barricades that will stop articulated vehicles from using the bridge.

The Corps Marshal who expressed concern over the crashes at Ojuelegba Bridge in Lagos in which nine people died and another that claimed 11 lives at Soka bridge on Lagos-Benin Highway.

He said that the construction of the barricades would provide permanent solution to the recurring crashes.

Biu also called for the expansion of connecting roads under the Ojuelegba bridge to accommodate articulated vehicles.

He revealed that FRSC rescue teams in collaboration with other emergency agencies had cleared obstructions from the two crash scenes for ease of movement.

Biu added that the driver of the truck that caused the Ojuelegba accident was arrested and handed over to the police, while efforts were on to arrest the driver that caused the Soka bridge crash.

The corps marshal reiterated the need for enforcement of laws that would bring justice to victims of traffic crashes.

“Efforts should be made to activate them so that justice will be served accordingly to both the drivers and the victims,” he added.

The corps marshal cautioned commuters against route violation and driving against prescribed legal speed limits.

He urged the public to call the FRSC toll free line 122 and National Traffic Radio 107.1 FM to report any traffic emergency.


Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *