“10 Persons Killed in Fatal Accident on Jebba-Bode Saadu Expressway: FRSC”

By | July 15, 2023

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A tragic accident on the Jebba-Bode Saadu Expressway in Kwara state has claimed the lives of 10 people, according to the Kwara sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). The accident occurred on Thursday night at the Ile Pupa area and was caused by wrong overtaking and speed violation.

The accident involved three vehicles – a petroleum tanker, a Toyota Corolla car, and a Volkswagen Sharon bus. Seven male adults, one female adult, and two female children lost their lives in the crash. The FRSC also recovered N60,750 in cash from the scene of the accident.

Survivors of the crash sustained various injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The remains of the deceased were deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) mortuary, while the police took custody of the vehicles involved in the accident.

In response to the incident, the state FRSC commandant urged motorists to be cautious about their speed and overtaking on the highways. He announced that the command would be starting another round of enforcement on speed violation and overloading from Monday, July 17.

The loss of 10 lives in a single crash is a sobering reminder of the importance of road safety. It serves as a wake-up call for both drivers and authorities to take necessary precautions to prevent such accidents. Speeding and reckless overtaking can have devastating consequences, not only for the individuals involved but also for their families and communities.

Road safety education and enforcement campaigns should be intensified to ensure that drivers understand the importance of responsible driving. Strict penalties for traffic violations can also serve as a deterrent and encourage compliance with traffic rules.

Ultimately, it is the responsibility of everyone on the road to prioritize safety and make conscious efforts to prevent accidents. By obeying traffic laws and driving responsibly, we can work towards reducing the number of lives lost on our roads..