Seven die in another Kwara road accident as caution rises over wrongful overtaking, overspeeding

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Nobody wants to offer assistance in case of emergency: FRSC

FRSC in Kwara says no fewer than 7 persons were killed in a dawn accident on the outskirts of Ilorin on Monday.

The recent accident involving a-19 passenger Toyota Bumper commercial bus, second to occur in October, happened in Ayekale, along Bode-Saadu-Ilorin road.

Twelve travelers also sustained various degrees of injuries from the accident which reports showed was caused by excessive speed.

Kwara Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Jonathan Owoade disclosed that the road accident occurred around 4 a.m.

Owoade who said that corpses of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary, added that the state police command had rushed the injured to a hospital he didn’t disclose.

Items recovered from the victims are in the custody of the Bode-Saadu police division, he hinted.

‘Earlier accident had claimed 11 lives on same road’

About six days ago, no fewer than eleven persons died from an accident that FRSC attributed to wrongful overtaking on the same Bode Saadu road.

The crash, which occurred on October 5, involved a Volkswagen car with the registration number FUG 446 JD, and an unregistered tanker.

“The crash involved eleven passengers and sadly ten of them lost their lives. It is sad that among the dead is a female child,” Owoade had told newsmen.

‘Overspeeding, wrongful overtaking, major cause of road accident’

Identifying overspeeding and wrong overtaking as a major cause of Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs), Owoade, on Tuesday October 12, warned motorists to be careful while driving,

He also advised them to exercise patience and ensure they were in good mental condition before embarking on a journey.

He had earlier on October 5 urged motorists and passengers to desist from embarking on night journeys, “as fatigue can set in while driving”.

“Besides, nobody would want to offer assistance in case of an emergency,” he said.

‘First accident in October occurred 3 days after ‘ember’ months safety campaign by FRSC’

On October 2, three days before the first crash on Bode Saadu road, FRSC had held a public enlightenment campaign in Kwara North, saying it is part of efforts to minimise the risk of deaths caused by Road Traffic Crashes (RTC).

The Unit Commander of Bode Saadu Command, Assistant Corps Commander Olusegun Olusola, during the campaign urged the public to join hands in embracing the corps’ policies to enjoy safety on the roads.

He added that the use of hard drugs is harmful and had negative effects on its users.

He urged road users to always keep a safe speed and be conscious of other road users including pedestrians.

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