Passengers fling into Lagoon on Third Mainland Bridge 

By Bose Adelaja

CITIZENS COMPASS– Two passengers of an ill-fated bus flung into the Lagoon on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, when the bus conveying them hit the bridge rails on the Third  Mainland Bridge.

A yet-to-be-ascertained number of passengers were injured during the auto crash.

The accident which occurred in the afternoon was said to have involved an 18-seater LT bus with number plate  FKJ 872 YA which was journeying from  Adeniji Adele axis inward Lagos Island.

It was gathered that the bus driver was on top speed when the accident occurred as he swerved off the road and hit bridge rails causing an adult male and female passengers to fling off into the Lagoon.

Confirming the incident, the Coordinator, of Lagos State Territorial District, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, said the injured passengers have been evacuated to the hospital while the accident vehicle has been towed to Adeniji Adele police station.

“A fatal crash involving an LT 18 SEATER registration number FKJ 872 YA occurred by Adeniyi Adele axis inward Lagos Island.

“On a very high speed swerved off the road and hit bridge rails and caused the 2 passengers flung off into the lagoon

“The victims, an adult male and female are being searched by the Marine Police.

“We are going to the hospital.” He said.
A video from the scene of the accident captured some of the passengers picking up their items by the roadside where the accident bus was stationed.

Some victims of the accident were seen lying helplessly by the roadside as sympathizers lamenting the accident.

Some personnel of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were seen attending to the scene.

At press time, the number of injured victims could not be ascertained.
Farinloye said, “Some of the victims dropped on the way to hospital.

“The other injured decided to go to his company’s hospital

“But only one at General Hospital, Odan, Lagos was seen.”

The Marine Police have swung into action searching for the victims.

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