One dies, others injure as tanker rams into a commercial bus, car on Otedola Bridge today in Lagos
Tragedy struck in the early hours on Thursday, May 21, 2020. This happened when a tanker suddenly rammed into a commercial bus and a car on the popular Otedola Bridge, along Lagos Ibadan-Expressway.
The accident led to the death of an unidentified passenger, a female. Other passengers in the bus sustained injuries in the process.
According to reports, an infant was among the injured victims in the unfortunate multiple accidents. The situation resulted in a chaotic traffic situation in the axis.
The registration numbers of the ill-fated vehicles are A Volkswagen car: AAA 722 FU and the bus, Mazda, KJA 581 XL, while the tanker could not be ascertained at press time.
The accident at Otedola Bridge today occurred at about 9.30 am.
An eyewitness attributed the cause of the accident to overspeeding and brake failure on the part of the driver of the tanker filled with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise called, petrol.
Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu when contacted to confirm the incident.
According to him, the agency has cordoned off the accident scene. This was done with the aim to effectively evacuate all the accidented vehicles from the road. This way normalcy can be restored for easy movement of vehicles.
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