TWO people were presumed dead while others were injured during multiple accidents which occured on Friday, on Odo Iya-Alaro Bridge, Ojota, Lagos.
The incident occurred at about 2.15am.
It was confirmed by National Emergency Management Agency NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye.
“The crash details of the vehicles are: a tipper with registration number, an empty tanker with registration number FKJ-506XM, an articulated flat bed truck laden with metal coils, a grey coloured Toyota Camry with registration number ABC-261AJ (Abuja), a tipper with registration number T-12015LA laden with 30tons sharp sand and 2 commercial busses (danfo).
“It was revealed that the tipper truck lost control while on high speed and ran into the vehicles, thereby resulting in the multiple accident.
“Unfortunately, two adults (a female and male) were confirmed dead at the scene.
“The male adult was handed over to Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit SEHMU ,at the scene while the female was received by her immediate family.
“Several persons were also injured and taken to nearby hospitals by Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Lagos State Ambulance Services LASAMBUS, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, NEMA, Lagos State Transport Management Authority LASTMA, and Nigeria Police participated in the response,”
Free flow of traffic was disrupted in the axis but this was well managed by the authorities concerned.
Road users urged the state government to be proactive in its emergency responses.