Reckless Driver Nearly Killed Four RRS Operatives In Lagos

RRS accident

Four operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RSS, in Lagos State in the early hours of Sunday sustained serious injuries while on duty when an over-speeding vehicle belonging to a hired car operator, rammed into security operatives’ vehicle near Ogudu Bus Stop.
The RRS operatives were on duty point patrolling along Ogudu-Alapere axis, inspecting the Light Up Lagos Project facilities, when the accident occurred at about 12:06 am on Sunday.
It was learnt that the RRS operatives were driving in their own vehicle, keeping a close eye on the Light Up Lagos electrical cables, which has been tampered with in the past by vandals in the axis, when a lone occupant of a KIA Rio on high speed, rammed into them from behind.
An eyewitness, who was at the scene of the incident and later conveyed the injured to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja for treatment, said “The RRS vehicle was going slowly on the road because they were monitoring the Light Up Lagos Project facilities when the KIA Rio on top speed from Lagos Island towards Alapere rammed into the RRS Ford car with registration number RRS 068 LA, thereby bundling it and the officers into a nearby ditch. Four officers of the RRS were seriously injured including the driver of the car in the accident”.
Three of the RRS operatives have been treated and discharged from the hospital while one, alongside the driver of the over-speeding vehicle, who reportedly just started the car hire services on Friday after leaving the services of a truck driving firm, is expected to be discharged tonight.
As at the time of publishing this report, it was not yet ascertained if the Lagos State Police Command will prosecute the lone occupant of the vehicle for reckless driving.