The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) has refuted the claim that some of its officers on duty were involved in the cause of the crash which took the lives of an unverified number of students along Ogunusi Road, Grammar School Bus Stop, Lagos State.
It was gathered that A hit-and-run truck had on Tuesday hit some students who were returning from school at the bus stop around 2 pm.
Men of the Lagos State Police Command arrested the unnamed driver, even as the investigation had commenced into the incident.
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Lagos State sector commander, Olusegun Ogungbemidein in a statement said the articulated truck lost control, resulting in the death of some students and leaving many injured.
The statement which was titled, “FRSC Not Involved In The Crash That Claimed The Lives Of School Children Along Ogunnusi Road, Ojod”, stated that the men of FRSC were called upon by commuters to help intercede after the crash had happened.
The statement read in part, “About seven (7) of the victims were rescued and immediately taken to Lagos State Emergency Centre Ojota by FRSC personnel while another road user helped in carrying about seven (7) also to the same emergency centre.
“The general public should disregard the disgruntled information been circulated by some unscrupulous element that FRSC men caused the crash”.
“We want to place on record that our men were not in any way involved in the cause of the crash as patrol activities were not ongoing along that axis as at the time of the crash”.
While reacting to the incident, Ogungbemide sent his condolence message to the families of the students who lost their lives and prayed that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
The sector commander also prayed that those who got injured will recover fast.