An accident occurred on Otedola bridge in Lagos on Saturday January 4, claiming the lives of 2 people and also left one person critically injured.
The tragic incident occurred after the head of a truck filled with granite detached from its body, and collided with a black coloured Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle.
Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the sad incident said the bodies of the victims have been recovered and bagged.
Two injured victims of the accident were treated on the spot and discharged, while one of the victims who sustained critical injuries was taken to the hospital.
“A fatal accident which claimed the lives of two adult males occurred on Otedola bridge. Two people were rescued and treated on the spot and discharged, while one was evacuated to accident and emergency hospital in a critical condition. Treatment was commenced immediately.
“Investigations conducted revealed that an articulated truck laden with several tons of granite, crashed off the crash barrier on the bridge and collided with a black coloured Lexus SUV.
“The truck’s head subsequently detached because of the impact and fell off the bridge. The mangled bodies of the victims have been recovered and bagged, while intervention to ease vehicular movement is being carried out.”