By Braxton Ilobah
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Sector Command has apprehended a total of 3,298 articulated trucks since January this year for various Offences just as the Command officials are on the trail of Truck driver who reportedly caused accident on Michael Bridge on Sunday.
One person was said to have died in the incident.
In a statement on Sunday, the Corps Public Education Officer, Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi while giving details of the accident confirmed that the trucks and articulated vehicles were apprehended for various offences.
On the Sunday incident, FRSC spokesperson said, “the crash involved a Mack 20ft containerized truck with two different registration numbers LSD 973 XM and FKJ 214 XY, the two other vehicles are Toyota Wagon with registration number JJJ 28 FR and Toyota Camry BDG 597 CY.”
He added that “the crash involved six (6) occupants with one killed while two male were confirmed injured. The injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment while the driver of the Mack 20ft containerized truck fled the scene before the arrival of rescue teams.”
According to the statement, a combined team of FRSC, LASTMA and rescue team from LASEMA has evacuated all crashed vehicles from the scene while the Sector Commander, FRSC Lagos Sector Command, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide has directed that investigation be carried into the cause of the crash, while the driver who fled the scene of the crash should be apprehended and prosecuted once the owner of the truck is identified.
He reiterated that there was no backing down on battles against vehicles without minimum safety standard on Lagos road while commiserating with the family of the deceased and wish the injured quick recovery.
He has also advised all truck owners to always maintain their vehicles while other motorists are charged to always obey all traffic rules and regulations.
In case of emergency, motorists are enjoined to call FRSC Toll free number 122 for prompt rescue and removal of obstructions