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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident: Young Shall Grow Motors Asked To Compensate Victims’ Families

The Young Shall Grow Motors Limited has been asked by the Federal Road Safety Corps to compensate families of the 10 people who died in a fatal crash at the Asese end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State. The Public Education Officer of the FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, added that the company and the driver of the vehicle would also be prosecuted.

Survivors of the accident claimed that the bus driver smoked cigarette, drank alcohol and drove recklessly. He was alleged to have threatened the passengers who tried to report him to the police.

A survivor, Godwin Ikechukwu, said when he called the customer care line of the transport company to report the excesses of the driver, he was assured that the matter would be addressed.

He noted that when nothing was done and he called back, the phone rang out several times before it was switched off.

The FRSC spokesperson, Kazeem, said it called the management of the company for a meeting on Friday, adding that among the resolution was the compensation of the victims’ families.

He said, “We invited Young Shall Grow Motors management to Abuja to have an interface with us. We asked them to produce the driver’s details. Also, both the company and the driver are liable and will be prosecuted.

“Other decisions taken included that they should forward the details of the driver; put in place adequate rest areas and drivers monitoring mechanism; provide adequate compensation to bereaved families; ensure compliance with the Road Transport Safety Standardisation Scheme or be prosecuted; provide details of insurance policy; and develop a standard company drivers’ recruitment policy.”

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