…just as agency rescues accident victims
By Ogundele Olanrewaju
Oyo state road management authority has reiterated the call for traders to desist from selling or displaying their goods and commodities beside the road corridors as the acts poses a significant risk to their lives and properties.
This was stated by the chairman Oyo state road management authority, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, in his reaction to a road traffic accident which occured at the federal road safety Corps out-post, opposite Toun hospital, along WEMA Bank, Iwo-road.
It was reported that, the men of the agency in Egbeda/Toll gate commands other sister agencies was at the scene immediately when the accident occured and rescued the affected person’s, ensure nothing hindered the free flow of traffic.
An eyewitness account alleged that the vehicle involved suffered break failure and the driver lost control shortly before an head-on collision with electric polls.
As at the time of filing this report, no casualty was reported and wounded persons had since been moved to a nearby hospital by the OYRTMA Rescue Team who are also on the process of removing the vehicle.
Fagbemi Implored business owners to respect the roads and avoid encroachment to avert calamities monumental proportions in the rare event of an accident.
The statement read: Our men and Officers manning Egbeda/ Tollgate Commands and other sister agencies are at the scene to rescue affected persons and ensure free flow of movement whilst efforts are on to evacuate the affected articulated vehicle conveying some bottles of drinks.
“While traffic along the route is moving slowly at this hour, we beseech motorists plying the axis to drive slowly and carefully pending when the crashed vehicles would be completely removed”.
“In his reaction, our Executive Chairman, Mogaji @drakinfagbemi has further reiterated the call for traders to desist from selling or displaying their goods and commodities just beside the road corridors as this act poses a significant risk to their lives and properties. He implored business owners to respect the roads and avoid any sort of encroachment so as to avert calamities of monumental proportions in the rare event of an accident such as this”.