Three killed in accident, commuters moan over Lagos-Ibadan stalemate

Three unidentified folks died on Sunday in an accident that injured 4 others in Oniworo, alongside the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.

Federal Highway Security Corps spokesman, Ogun State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta.

Okpe stated: “9 folks had been concerned within the crash, three died whereas 4 others had been injured.

“The suspected causes of the accident had been a blowout and rushing of the Toyota Matrix driver who misplaced management of the wheels after a tire burst and collided with a truck.

“The injured victims had been taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical therapy, whereas the our bodies had been deposited on the FOS Morgue in Isara.”

PUNCH Metro decided that the accident occurred as tons of of motorists and commuters had been trapped for hours within the impasse brought on by the continuing building work across the Otedola Bridge finish of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

One in every of our correspondents monitoring the state of affairs alongside the freeway famous that the site visitors jam had induced motorists to scale back the transport fares from Berger to Magboro, Mowe, Ibafo, amongst others within the state Ogun, had elevated.

A passenger, who didn’t give her title for safety causes, complained that she was in a stalemate for hours.

She stated: “This building does not assist in any respect, what number of hours do we have now to spend on this site visitors? All these bus drivers do not even need to step into our sneakers; they only increase the costs.”

A businessman from Oyo state, Temidayo Olawale, acknowledged that the street fence was accountable for the heavy site visitors.

He stated: “Once we obtained to the Warewa bus cease , the driving force took one course as a result of the site visitors on the bridge was not transferring in any respect.There was a slim place that just one car may enter at a time, that place was additionally blocked.

“Motorists from Lagos, who tried to show round at Fatgbems bus cease additionally added to site visitors I got here from Oyo State, I arrived in Warewa round pm, I obtained to some extent near the dividing line and I’ve spent three hours there.

A commuter, Tosin Omojola, advised NAN that the state of affairs on the street was worrying because the contractor was impervious to the plight of street customers.

She stated: “The stalemate may very well be averted if Julius Berger had carried out the required. The issue is that they don’t undergo from the hours we waste on the street len. The street ought to have been made satisfactory earlier than they cut up it in two.

“I needed to go from Berger to Magboro for 4 hours on Friday night time; it was such a troublesome time.”

The Ogun Sector Commander, FRSC, Ahmed Umar, in an interview with NAN, warned motorists who navigating the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in opposition to violating site visitors rules.

The Lagos State Appearing Federal Controller of Works, Forosola Oloyede, in an announcement on Saturday appealed to all street customers, including that sufficient services for site visitors administration.

She stated: “The federal government due to this fact needs to enchantment to the cooperation of all street customers with the contractor and site visitors controllers to permit free move of site visitors always even whereas reconstruction works are underway.

“There may be additionally a facility for tow vehicles alongside the street in case of breakdown. Highway customers have to be affected person by not driving in opposition to site visitors and obeying the stationed site visitors controllers to permit free move of site visitors.”

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