The recklessness of economic motorcyclists popularly known as ‘Okada’ has reached an alarming crescendo in Ilesa city and environs as the extent of bikes’ accidents has change into a significant concern.
Eyewitness accounts revealed to DAILY POST that the inflow of Okada accident victims who have been dropped at the Accident and Emergency (A and E) Unit of the Obafemi Awolowo College Educating Hospital, Wesley Guild, Ilesa was on the excessive facet.
DAILY POST gathered that about twenty victims have been dropped at the A and E Unit in an interval of three days out of which seven have been introduced in useless or died within the strategy of resuscitation.
In line with Mr. Olusola Akin, a affected person’s relative on the hospital, who blamed the rise of bike accidents on the recklessness and impatience of the motorcyclists and industrial transporters most of whom have been keen on driving whereas intoxicated, these traits have brought about a whole lot of havoc in lots of households abandoning a path of sorrow and agony.
He known as for the intervention of the Federal Street Security Fee (FRSC) to revive sanity to the roads by reintroducing alcohol and drug monitoring gadgets to each industrial drivers and motorcyclists.
He additionally advocated the applying of punitive measures in opposition to unlicensed drivers, erring motorists and motorcyclists.
He revealed that some days again, a workers of the Federal Authorities Faculty of Science and Know-how, Cappa, Ilesa was ran-over and killed when the industrial motorbike she was driving on collided with a minibus.
Members of the industrial motorbike union interviewed revealed that a lot of the erring motorcyclists weren’t their registered members as they normally held sensitisation conferences with them on security and hazards of their career.
They revealed that it was forbidden for his or her members to function whereas drunk and that members of the general public had been notified to report any erring member to the suitable quarters for the required motion to be taken.
Osun: Residents bemoan rising industrial motorbike accidents in Ilesa