Road crashes: FCTA vows to clamp down on owners, drivers of heavy duty vehicles

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to arrest and prosecute owners and drivers of heavy duty vehicles involved in accidents that maimed and kill people.

He said any heavy duty vehicle and truck that is involved in accident on these routes would be thoroughly investigated and their owners and drivers would be prosecuted for lives lost and damages.

Chairman FCT Ministerial Traffic Management Team, Comrade Ikharo Attah stated this on Wednesday at Nyanya during a rescue operation at two scenes of road crashes involving heavy duty vehicles and trucks.

He hinted that, “A late Tuesday night accident involving two trucks carrying food, Malt drinks and alcoholic beverages caused severe traffic gridlock during the morning hours on Wednesday when workers were heading to work.

“An early morning accident less than two hundred meters from the night crash, involving a Dangote truck, a coasta bus and tree other vehicles worsen the already chaotic traffic situation.

“From investigations of previous road crashes particularly on the Zuba- Gwagwalada and the AYA-Nyanya Road, we discovered that some of these trucks and articulated duty vehicles are not properly maintained by their corporate and private owners.”

Attah condemned attempts by some youths and refuse vendors to loot the food and other items from the scene of the crashes, saying, “One wonders why some people will see rice, drinks at accident scene and be calling them palliatives. The Nyanya police team did a brilliant job by preventing the youths who came out in their hundreds to loot the items.”