Two people have lost their lives in the early hours of Saturday in an auto crash involving a truck and a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) on the notorious Otedola Bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the SUV narrowly escaped death surviving the crash with severe injuries. and he is currently receiving medical attention.
The vehicles were heading towards Lagos State Secretarial, Alausa Ikeja when tragedy struck. The truck, loaded with sharp sand, fell off the bridge, killing the driver and the motor boy instantly.
The incident led to serious traffic gridlock which was later removed at about 1 pm by rescue team which included Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Nigeria Police Force, Stare Fire Service, Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) among others.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 7.30 when both vehicles were on high speed.
Spaking on the incident, General Manager, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the remains of the victims have been deposited at General Hospital’s mortuary, while further investigation into the cause of the accident has commenced.
The black Lexus SUV, with registration number BDG 663 FZ and the truck with registration number APP 586 XQ that fell off the bridge were later recovered by the rescue team.