Nigerians have lamented the accident that claimed two lives at the Otedola Bridge in Lagos State on Wednesday, Concise News understands.
More than two persons have been feared dead while several others were injured in the multiple-car accident on the Otedola Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The multiple-crash which occurred on Wednesday involved up to ten vehicles including a containerized truck, a pickup, a high capacity bus and several cars, affected motorists heading towards Berger.
According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Assistant Corps Commander for the Ojota Command Olusanjo Oluwatanmi said four vehicles were involved in the accident.
“This accident happened this morning at around 8:40 a.m, involving four vehicles. There was a truck, a trailer so to say, Toyota Sienna bus, a luxury bus and Toyota Hilux van,” he said.
“It rained this morning and I think that contributed to it. The truck was said to have lost control of its brake and ran into the Toyota pick up van, which was pushed under the luxury bus and the Toyota Sienna by the side of the three vehicles crashed into the vehicles.
“We lost the driver but the female occupant has been rushed to the hospital. We have not been able to ascertain the number of persons in the luxury bus.”
While reacting to the incident, Nigerian took to Twitter to lament the multiple accidents at the Otedola Bridge in Lagos State.
Concise News curated some of the comments that trailed the accident at the Otedola Bridge below:
Saw Otedola bridge on the trend table, I just knew something bad has happened again.
— Mazi Ibe (@MaziIbe_) October 23, 2019
I hope the accident at otedola bridge points out to the lagos state government how 90% of the BRT and Mass Transit Drivers are reckless drivers, you would think with the size of the vehicles they would be cautious, but they are just danfo drivers that got promoted
— The Femi (@iFemifactor) October 23, 2019
— Gogo Eromosele (@GogoEromosele) October 23, 2019
Trust us to bastardize everything & blame it on the government, the stupid red bus drivers,they have replaced the infamous molue drivers in Lagos,they are so reckless, I wonder what they always smoke… Otedola Bridge pic.twitter.com/6qbpz3c64q
— Khalissa (@Deeva4dlord) October 23, 2019
Every time Otedola bridge is trending, it’s either a tanker has caught fire or an accident has happened. What exactly is the problem with that bridge? Is it cursed?
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@FOnyeoziri) October 23, 2019
Bruhhh… I pass Otedola Bridge everyday. I Develop this crazy fear whenever we're approaching the bridge. I always prefer traffic jam on that bridge than flowing traffic.
— Ayodeji (@datmastermind80) October 23, 2019
Is this Otedola bridge cursed?
I think it was named after Chief Sir Michael Otedola, a former Governor of Lagos State and father to Femi, DJ Cuppy’s grandfather.
Can we please rename it Adeboye or Oyedepo bridge? Because at this point, it’s becoming synonymous with deaths!!!
— Charles Onyemakonor (@ceonigeria_) October 23, 2019
Accident and Otedola bridge. pic.twitter.com/dSEPFYwkjQ
— ‘Deen (@Adeolawale) October 23, 2019
Since I’ve been on Twitter Otedola bridge has not trended for a good reason. My goodness!
— SZN (@kvngdvnnii) October 23, 2019
I was along this road when it happened and trust me it is worse than the way it looks in this picture. The accidents in this Otedola Bridge is becoming too much and needs a lot of attention now to curb it.
Hope something is done quickly pic.twitter.com/Gi6YoWwgc0
— Joy Otuibechere (@itsamakajoy) October 23, 2019
My heart goes to everyone that died or was injured in today's Otedola Bridge accident. Sad that late Governor Michael Otedola himself did not predict the kind of traffic tragedies anywhere in Lagos let alone a bridge named after him God save Nigeria #Kemitalks #KemiOlunloyo pic.twitter.com/pS9Mx9zWfg
— Dr Kemi Olunloyo Pharm.D (@HNNAfrica) October 23, 2019
Multiple accident involving 10 cars on otedola bridge (again)….I'm so jakpaing outta the island asap. Entire Lagos shutdown in 3…2… 😅 pic.twitter.com/I5SYpG4k0F
— lànré (@el_magnifiico) October 23, 2019
Again, something catastrophic has happened on Otedola Bridge.
— HENRY Okelue (@4eyedmonk) October 23, 2019
Otedola bridge and evil occurrences are on same WhatsApp group
Its either tanker accident or normal accident sha https://t.co/Mq5XTbJRHW
— Black diamond 🖤 💎 (@molaragold) October 23, 2019