At least two persons have been feared dead, while several others injured in a 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.
Speaking on the accident, Assistant Corp Commander of the FRSC, Ojota Command, Olusanjo Oluwatanmi, said that four vehicles were involved in the accident, which had claimed one life, while another person has been rushed to the hospital.
He said, “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.
“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.”
This news medium reports that the crash caused heavy traffic on the road, a situation that has also left travellers on the section of the highway stranded.
Confirming the accident, the Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) in a series of tweets, advised motorists to use the CMD road from Secretariat towards Berger pending further updates on the road.
It also advised motorists to take alternative routes to their various destinations as emergency officials rescue the victims and clear the road.