The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has cautioned motorists and commuters on dangers of unlawful Road usage as the ember months wind down.
The Corps gave the warning as three persons were confirmed dead when a crash involving two motorcycles and a Mack Flat body truck occurred at Dantata Bus-Stop along Alakija-Okoko expressway.
A statement signed by the Public Education Officer, Superintendent Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), quoted an eye witness as saying the accident happened when the bikes, “which rode against traffic (one way) were ran into by a Blue Mack Flat body truck which was trying to maneuver its way from the ‘area boys’ (agberos) trying to stop it.”
The statement noted that the vehicles, which had a military personnel and his wife, who died on the spot including the bike rider, were without registration numbers.
While the bodies of the military personnel and his wife were deposited at Ojo Cantonment Medical Rescue Centre the bike rider was taken to Badagry General Hospital Mortuary by FRSC team.
Speaking on the sad incident, the Sector Commander FRSC Lagos, Corps Commander Babatunde Farinloye admonished motorists and other road users to should shun every act that poses danger to them and other road users.
According to him, 98% of crashes are totally avoidable because they happen as a result of human error. He reiterated that driving against traffic is not just an offence against traffic rules, but also suicidal and a display of man’s inhumanity of man.
He however, emphasized the commitment of the Corps to creating a safer motoring environment and service delivery system during the festive season.