A fatal accident, which claimed two lives, occurred recently on the Otedola bridge, close to the secretariat, Alausa, Lagos.
The two yet-to-be-identified victims were the driver and passenger of the crashed articulated truck.
According to eyewitness reports, two others were rescued and treated on the spot, while one was evacuated to the accident and emergency hospital in a critical condition where treatment was commenced immediately.
An investigation conducted at the scene of the accident revealed that the articulated truck, laden with several tons of granite, crashed the barrier on the bridge and had a collision with a black Lexus jeep.
The truck’s head with plate number APP 586 XQ detached and fell off the bridge on impact, while the black Lexus Jeep with plate number BDG 663 FZ was damaged.
At the time of filing this report, the bodies of the victims had been recovered, bagged and handed over to SEHMU for transfer to the mortuary.
Further investigation revealed that the incident was a secondary accident resulting from a collision between the black Lexus jeep and an unidentified Toyota sienna.
It was recorded that after the primary incident, owners of the two cars were said to be arguing and negotiating terms of repairs when the articulated vehicle crashed into the black Lexus jeep just as the unidentified sienna made a hasty escape from the incident scene.
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