Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu , the DG of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has given the real reason for the fire incidence that occurred in Otedola Bridge in the early hours of today.
He attributed the cause of the accident and many others, that have happened on the bridge to road design.
“Otedola is as a result of Road design defect. The road deeply descends and curves at the same time hence not suitable for overladen tankers etc. While Ojuelegba is a Traffic regulation error or Tanker driver disobedience as they have no business using that bridge. The bridge is narrow and curves without adequate barriers hence not suitable for overladen trucks maneuvering.”
The affected vehicles have been recovered from the road with the aid of the Agency’s heavy-duty equipment. The road is now free for vehicular movement.