4 policemen critically injured in midnight crash

FOUR operatives of the  Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State police command narrowly escaped death early Sunday, in an accident that occurred in Ogudu area of the state.

The policemen sustained injuries while on operation, when a KIA Rio car belonging to a cab operator rammed into their vehicle near Ogudu Bus Stop.

The police at RRS told Lagos Metro that the operatives were on duty on Ogudu-Alapere axis, inspecting the Light Up Lagos Project facilities when the accident occurred at about 12.06 a.m.

According to the information gathered at the scene of accident, RRS men were driving when a KIA Rio with a  lone occupant on a high speed rammed into them from behind.

An eyewitness who was at the scene of the incident and later conveyed the injured to Lagos State 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.”

The four occupants of the police vehicle, including the driver, were severely injured as the vehicle was completely written off as a result of the crash.

Preliminary investigations by the police revealed that the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident started the cab operation business on Saturday, after disengaging from a  haulage firm.