NEMA Warn Against Dangerous Driving During Eid Celebrations

Yemisi Izuora

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has appealed to  motorists to exercise utmost caution while driving in the Eid celebration.

The Agency made the appeal in view of the avoidable loss of live and  life threatening injury sustained in a multiple motor traffic crash close to Otedola Bridge outward Lagos.

Oriental News Nigeria, reports that the Incident occurred when a truck with a container on top lost control while descending towards Otedola Bridge and the container fell off the body of the vehicle and landed on top of another vehicle driven by a woman.

The woman who was seriously injured was moved to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre located at Old Toll Gate by 7UP. However, a young man who hawks snacks was crushed to death.

NEMA in a special operation tagged: “Safe Eid El Kabir” which is aimed at assisting the lead Agency in road safety to help reduce road traffic crashes and when it happens, to ensure that rate of fatalities are reduced to minimum level.

It is important to inform travellers that impatient and failure to obey traffic instructions are major the causes of the ceaseless gridlock being experienced between OPIC Centre in Ogun State and Berger Junction in Lagos.

The activities of those buying livestock are another factor which disrupt free flow of traffic along the corridor. .

NEMA and Lagos State Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC Sector are working toward solving the problem.

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