FRSC records 13 road accidents, 9 deaths and 78 injuries

FRSC records 13 road accidents, 9 deaths and 78 injuries

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Zone 11 Command, said it had reported nine fatalities in 13 road accidents during the first three days of the Sallah holidays.

These accidents occurred within the command’s jurisdiction in Osun, Ondo and Oyo States.

The accidents involved 21 vehicles and 128 people, with 78 people injured to varying degrees.

The injured were immediately transported to hospitals across the area for treatment.

Fortunately, 41 people were rescued without injuries during the same period.

Reviewing the activities during the first three days of the command’s special operation for Sallah, which kicked off on Friday and covered key routes within its jurisdiction, in a statement obtained in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, the Acting Zonal Commander for the zone, Leye Adegboyega, further The force deployed a total of 3,018 personnel, 57 patrol vehicles, five ambulances and two heavy tow trucks during the period.

According to him, the command’s personnel covered about 65 major routes through the zone on a daily basis to ensure good visibility and reduce avoidable speed-related accidents, while standby rescue teams were also stationed at all commands in the zone for quick response to emergency calls after a accident. scenes.

The statement read in part: “The Eid El Kabir Sallah 2024 Special Patrol Operation will take place between Friday 14 and Friday 21 June 2024 across the country. Zone RS11 Osogbo of the corps, comprising Osun, Ondo and Oyo states, has joined the mission of the operation which is to ensure free flow of traffic, minimize the occurrence of RTCs, provide rapid rescue services in the event of crashes and ensuring timely clearance of obstacles on all major roads and the critical corridors across the three states of the Zone during and after the Sallah festivities.

“To ensure that the Zone can accomplish the mission of the Operation, a total of 3,018 personnel (including 2,155 regular Marshals and 863 special Marshals), 57 patrol vehicles, 5 ambulances and 2 heavy tow trucks have been deployed to the component commands. Included in the roads we cover daily are the following critical corridors to which we pay special attention: Ibadan-Lagos Expressway, Ibadan-Ife Expressway, Ife-Ilesa Expressway, Ilesa-Ipetujesa-Akure Expressway, Sagamu-Ore-Benin Expressway, Ibadan- Oyo-Ogbomoso highway.

“In the first three days of the operation we achieved the following: i. The arrest of 737 traffic offenders who were in violation for 766 different traffic violations that could otherwise have resulted in avoidable RTCs. ii. Implementation of 219 different public lighting activities through the news media, motorcycle parks, churches, mosques and other public places, to convey the road safety message and sensitize the public to the need for safety awareness.

“iii. Providing rapid rescue services to the victims of 13 RTCs involving 21 vehicles and 128 people, 9 of whom unfortunately lost their lives and 78 others sustained various degrees of injuries and were quickly transferred to hospitals in the Zone where we maintain a cordial relationship . for treatment. 41 other persons were rescued alive and without injuries and continued their journey.”

Adegboyega called on the general public and all road users to use the roads responsibly and contribute their quota to reduce the loss of lives and valuable properties.