A truck carrying wooden boards veered off its lane on the bridge at Ojuelegba, Tuesday evening – It broke the borders of the bridge, emptying its contents onto the road below. According to an eyewitness who shared the news on Twitter, the load nearly flattened a bus and at least one other vehicle, a Toyota Camry and hit many bystanders.
The Twitter user, Segun Akande says the Lagos state Emergency agency and other emergency services arrived at the accident scene minutes later to savage the situation.
Two other persons were also injured, according to an update provided by the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu. The accident occurred at 8.p.m.
Tiamiyu spoke with newsmen at the scene of the latest accident; as remnants of the plywood were being cleared to ease vehicular movement in the area.
“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 trucks 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 said. He, however, urged commercial drivers to park at designated bus-stops and to stop parking 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. ”