An accident involving an upturned loaded truck has taken a lane on Otedola Bridge, Ojodu Berger, Lagos State.
The accident, which happened on Tuesday, has resulted in traffic congestion inward Lagos/Ibadan Expressway and Ojodu Berger as the bridge is flooded.
However, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has said effort is on to remove the truck from the road.
Consequent upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a truck with an unknown registration number was involved in a lone accident today, 12th Tuesday, September 2023.
Further information gathered at the scene revealed that the truck while descending the hill from the Mobil filling station inward OTEDOLA was trying to avoid collision with another vehicle, lost control, and crashed into the side of the bridge.
The driver compartment was found hanging down the bridge with some of the products (wheat) all over the road blocking the entire route under the bridge inward Otedola Estate.
Unfortunately, a young adult male, one of the occupants of the truck fell off the bridge and lost his life.
While reacting to the accident in a chat with Journalists at Alausa, Dr. Oke-Osayintolu said the mortality that occurred in the accident could have been avoided if the motor boy had taken appropriate precautionary measures.
The LASEMA Boss appeals to all motorists to always put safety precautionary measures in place while driving especially the use of seat belts among others to prevent loss of lives.
The affected truck was recovered off the bridge with the aid of the Agency’s heavy-duty equipment, Crane, and was subsequently towed off the road to a lay-by with the aid of the Agency’s Super-Metro, while recovery of the bags of wheat on the road into another truck was also done.
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