• Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

    Two Feared Dead As Four Vehicles Crash On Maryland/Ojota Bridge

    A multiple crash involving 4 vehicles occurred at Odo Itlya Alaro located on the bridge linking Maryland and Ojota, Ikorodu road, Lagos caused two fatalities.

    NEMA South West Spokesperson, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye said in a statement that the incident occurred at about 0215hours this morning.

    “A commercial bus coming from mile 12 after early morning purchase wares by 6 women in the bus, 2 of them died instantly, one of the dead had been taken to morgue by SHEMU while the second body simply identified as Blessing have her family members on ground to take the body away. 

    “A gasoline tanker, a Toyota Camry car whose only occupant escaped unhurt and a tipper/lorry load with sharp sand. Hit the Toyota Camry from the rear and the sand spilled on the Camry.

    “Aside from the 2 fatalities no one was injured.

    “The crash details of the vehicles  are: a tipper with registration number, an empty tanker with registration number FKJ-506XM, an articulated flat bed truck laden with metal coils, a grey coloured Toyota Camry with registration number ABC-261AJ (Abuja), a tipper with registration number T-12015LA laden with 30tons sharp sand and 2 commercial busses (danfo).  

    “It was revealed that the tipper truck lost control while on high speed and ran into the vehicles, thereby resulting in the multiple accident.

    “Unfortunately, two Adults (one female and one male) were confirmed dead at the scene. 

    “The male adult was handed over to SEHMU at the scene while the female was taken by her immediate family. Several persons were also injured and taken to nearby hospitals by FRSC Ambulance LASAMBUS, LASEMA, NEMA, LASTMA, FRSC, LASAMBUS and Nigeria Police participated in the response.” he said.

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