Lagos:Two die, Two Injure As Truck Falls On Vehicles Off Ojuelegba Bridge

Scene of the accident under Ojuelegba bridge


LAGOS JUNE 20TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Two persons died when a truck loaded with boards and plywood tilted on the Ojuelegba Bridge, Surulere, Lagos State late on Tuesday evening.
Two other persons were also injured, according to an update provided by the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Adesina Tiamiyu. The accident occurred at 8pm.

Similar accidents had claimed lives in the last three years.
In one of the accidents in September 2015, in which three members of the same family died, the relations are pursuing a N10 billion compensation suit at the Lagos High Court.
Both the Lagos and Federal Governments, along with the owners of the truck, are defendants in the case.
Tiamiyu spoke with newsmen at the scene of the accident as remnants of the plywood were being cleared to ease vehicular movement in the area.
He said: “A flat bed truck laden with plywood and finished boards tilted on top of Ojuelegba Bridge and fell on three commercial buses and a Toyota Corolla Camry.
“Unfortunately, two people died, while two other people sustained injuries, but what we are doing now is recovery.
“We have removed the vehicles from the road and we have also taken the truck off the bridge.
“We are now trying to clear the remnants of the plywood at Ojuelegba under-bridge and the top of the bridge.
“That vehicle was definitely overloaded and that was what I think caused the accident.”
Tiamiyu, however, urged commercial drivers to park at designated bus stops and not indiscriminately.
Tiamiyu said: “If the buses were not parked indiscriminately, the accident would not claim lives.
“Commercial drivers should not turn Ojuelegba into a bus stop.
“Let’s have free drive under Ojuelegba Bridge.”

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