'Hit and Run' Truck Driver Knocks Down FRSC Marshal On Patrol - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

'Hit and Run' Truck Driver Knocks Down FRSC Marshal On Patrol

ABEOKUTA - An Officer attached to the Ogun State sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps on Monday was knocked down down by a reckless driver of Foton Truck with registration number FKJ 905 XR along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The officer, name withheld while enforcing traffic regulations on an apprehended vehicle with registration number SMK513FQ (a silver coloured  Lexus car) who contravened seat belt offence, the truck driver crashed into the apprehended vehicle and caused damage to the earlier apprehended vehicle and badly injured the arresting officer.

According to a release by the Public Education Officer of the command, Florence Okpe, the offending truck immediately speed off, in what could be termed as a premeditated action.

Okpe said, the combined teams of the FRSC rescue and the nearby Military patrol teams, apprehended the driver of the dangereous vehicle around the old toll gate at Ogere.

The FRSC spokesperson noted that, the arresting Marshal who sustained knee injury, is in stable condition and discharged from the hospital

She however added that, the driver of the dangereous vehicle  was booked for dengerious driving offence and handed  over to the Nigerian Police MTD Ogere, for profiling and subjected  to medical examinations to ascertain his level of mental health.

In another development, a lone accident involving a petrol tanker with registration number KSF 139 XE crashed along Atan-Agbara, leaving the two passengers unhurt. 

According to FRSC sector command, the fallen tanker loaded with PMS lost control and fell off the road. 

Meanwhile, the Sector Commander, Clement Oladele while wishing Muslim faithfuls eid-el-fitri celebration, cautioned motorists to drive cautiously to avert crashes, which is offensive to the joy associated with Eid celebration.

Commander Oladele therefore, enjoined motorists to maintain the stipulated 50km per hour maximum speed limit at construction zones, as well as refrained from overtaking, as violators are liable to be prosecuted. 

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