2 died, 5 injured in multiple vehicle crash in Lagos

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Lagos, Aug. 9, 2023 – Two persons were killed while five were injured in a multiple vehicle accident on the Eko Bridge in Lagos.

Six vehicles were involved which included a Lexus Jeep with number LSP 795 EW, Toyota Camry with number KD 606 HH, another Toyota vehicle with number ND 217 GX and two mini buses with plate numbers FKJ 77 YG and LSR 952 HZ.

Adebayo Taofiq, a Director at Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), confirmed the incident.

He said said: “operatives of LASTMA with other emergency responders today carried out an emergency operation at the scene of a fatal accident on Eko bridge inward Alaka area of Lagos.

“LASTMA Akinde Olusola ‘Zebra’ Zone 3, Iponri, who led the rescue team, confirmed that the accident recorded two deaths – a male and a female, with five seriously injured.

“According to preliminary investigation, the loaded ‘MAC’ truck while on a top speed collided with five other private vehicles including a commercial mini bus (Korope) as a result of brake failure.

“He disclosed further that the rescued victims and two dead bodies were immediately taken to a nearby General Hospital with an ambulance belonging to LASEMA Response Unit,LRU.

“Other emergency responders at the scene of th accident include LRU, Federal Road Safety Corps and Police men from Iponri Divisional Police Station,” he said. (GBN)

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