Barely a week into the new year, a fatal accident has rocked the city of Lagos.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, January 4th, along Otedola bridge and claimed the lives of two persons.
The bridge has been described by many Lagosians as a deadly location for frequent accidents in recent months.
Two people were said to have been rescued and treated on the spot, while one was evacuated from the accident scene to an emergency hospital in critical condition. Two others were pronounced dead.
Sources disclosed that a huge truck filled with several tons of granite had crashed the barrier on the bridge and collided with a black coloured Lexus SUV as it swerved uncontrollably.
The truck’s head was reported to have detached on impact before falling off the bridge, leaving the other part crashing into oncoming vehicles.
The accident was confirmed by Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, DG/CEO, Lagos Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), who also assured the press that the agency had handled the situation. He added that officials would be put in place to control the traffic and prevent the situation from escalating.