A fatal accident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, May 21, 2020 on the popular Otedola Bridge, along Lagos Ibadan-Expressway, when a tanker suddenly rammed into a commercial bus and a car , killing an unidentified passenger, a female and injuring others in the process.
According to reports, an infant was among the injured victims in the unfortunate multiple accidents which led to chaotic traffic .
The accident which occurred at about 9.30am, inward Berger, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, left motorists stranded till they were diverted into alternative routes to get to their respective destinations.
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.
Eyewitness account say the cause of the accident was overspeeding and brake failure on the part of the driver of the tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise called, petrol.
Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident, saying the agency has cordoned off the accident scene with the aim of effectively evacuating all the accidented vehicles from the road in order to restore normalcy for easy movement of vehicles.
According to Oke-Osanyintolu“Upon the arrival of LASEMA, Response Team, LRT at the scene, it was discovered that a tanker loaded with PMS rammed into a bus and a car.
“Two adult males and a child were severely injured by the impact and were attended to by the Agency’s officials, before being taken to trauma center for further treatment.
“Unfortunately, one yet to be identified adult female lost her life at the scene and her remains have been transported to the mortuary.
“Recovery of the three affected vehicles from the road has been carried out by the agency’s light tow truck.”
He however, said an investigation into the immediate and remote cause of the tragic incident has commenced.