The Federal Road Safety Corps has stated that its officials were not involved in the collision on Ogunusi Road near the Grammar School Bus Stop in Lagos State.
On Tuesday, a hit-and-run truck crushed some students at the bus stop as they were leaving school about 2 p.m.
The anonymous motorist has already been arrested, and an investigation into the event has begun, according to the Lagos State Police Command.
Motorists abandoned the route and delayed commuters hiked great distances as a result of the incident, which halted vehicular activity.
According to the state’s Sector Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide, the articulated vehicle lost control, killing a “unverified number of pupils” and injuring many others.
‘FRSC Not Involved In Crash That Claimed The Lives Of School Children Along Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu: FRSC Lagos Sector Commander,’ said the statement.
He explained that the men of FRSC were called upon by passersby to help intervene after the crash had happened.
The statement read in part, “About seven (7) of the victims were rescued and immediately taken to Lagos State Emergency Centre Ojota by FRSC personnel while another road user helped in carrying about seven (7) also to the same emergency centre.
“The general public should disregard the disgruntled information been circulated by some unscrupulous element that FRSC men caused the crash.
“We want to place on record that our men were not in any way involved in the cause of the crash as patrol activities was not ongoing along that axis as at the time of the crash.”
With respect to this, Ogungbemide joined with the families of the deceased that God will help them deal with this loss.
He also prayed that the wounded will heal fast.