Ogun FRSC commences legal action against Iyare Motors
• Returns N28m Cash To Accident Victims
Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has commenced legal action against Iyare Motors over last Tuesday’s fatal crash, which claimed the lives of seven persons in Sagamu, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Clement Oladele, speaking at the weekend, during a follow-up on the victims at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, said preliminary investigation of the crash by FRSC accident investigators showed that the driver failed to provide a Passenger Manifest, failed to install a speed limiter and packed excess luggage.
The crash, which occurred at about 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, involved a white Toyota Hiace bus, belonging to transport company, Iyare Motors (registration number BEN 313 YZ) and a blue Mack truck (registration number MUS 730 XN).
“A team of FRSC accident investigators conducted a preliminary investigation of the crash and observed that the driver of the commercial bus went to Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, to pick eight passengers that arrived at 4:00 a.m. aboard Royal Air Marok. The driver, thereafter, went to Iyare Motor Park in Lagos to pick two other female passengers and then proceeded to Benin in Edo State.
“While travelling along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, before the Sagamu Interchange, opposite Wictech Roofing and Pipes, due to excessive speed, in an attempt to overtake a truck ahead, it lost control and rammed into the rear of the truck, which led to the death of seven passengers.
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