Truck driver dies, motor boy escapes on Ojuelegba bridge 


CITIZENS COMPASS —A truck driver has reportedly lost his life while his motor boy escaped unhurt when two trucks belonging to Dangote Group of companies collided with another truck on the bridge. 

The accident occurred on Monday, as confirmed by the spokesperman, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, in a statement. 

According to him, the emergency team was returning from the scene of an emergency when its attention was called to the multiple accidents. 

He said, “At 0137hrs, the LASEMA Response Team encountered a multiple accident which involved three articulated trucks on Ojuelegba bridge, while returning from a recovery operation in Ijora axis of Lagos. 

The spokesman said the truck driver was trapped to death while the motor boy escaped. 

“The multiple accident involved two Shacman F2000 Dangote trucks, registration numbers unknown, laden with sand and a Daf truck, registration number EKY 93 YC laden with chicken feed.

“The Dangote lead truck reportedly suffered mechanical error on motion, while driving in a convoy, resulting in a sudden halt of movement  leading to a crash into it from the rear by the second truck (also owned by Dangote) and the Daf truck, while on top speed.

“Unfortunately, the driver of the DAF truck, an adult male, who got trapped on impact of the multiple collision, died in the process, while his Truck Assistant escaped unscathed.”

He said the body of the trapped DAF truck driver has been extricated. 

“The corpse has been handed over to SEHMU for onward transfer to the morgue and further processing.


“All affected vehicles have been recovered off the bridge to LASTMA office, Iponri, Surulere. 


“The Ojuelegba bridge has been re-opened for safe and easy vehicular movement.

“Recovery operation concluded.

“In Attendance: LASEMA Response Team, LRT Paramedics, Nigerian Police, LASG Fire and Rescue Services.”


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