10 rescued as bus somersaults by 3rd Mainland Bridge


CITIZENS COMPASS – TEN passengers of a commercial bus were rescued on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in aone accident involving a Mazda bus in Lagos State. 

The ten were with carrying degrees of injuries but there was no loss of life. 

The incident occurred at Adeniji Adele junction, inward Obalende by 3rd Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

Spokesperson, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofik confirmed the incident to Citizens Compass. 

He said the victims were rescued by LASTMA Adejunwon Olalekan (Bravo 1) and his team who confirmed that it was a lone accident of a commercial Mazda bus with number plate IKJ 969 YA.

” Preliminary investigation revealed that the Mazda commercial bus lost control as a result of overspeeding and somersaulted leaving 10 passengers with severe injuries.

” Those rescued 10 accident victims were immediately rushed to Marina General Hospital by LASTMA personnel for an urgent medical treatment. 

” The accidented commercial Mazda bus was immediately removed from the road to avoid impeding free flow of traffic and handed over to Police men from Adeniji Adele Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigations.

” The Special Adviser on Transportation to the Governor, Hon. Sola Giwa however warned motorists particularly commercial bus drivers stop over speeding and always ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before driving them on Lagos roads.” 


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