[PHOTOS] Details Of Ojuelegba Truck Accident
Something has to be done about Ojuelegba bridge to prevent these avoidable deaths.
Another trailer accident at Ojuelegba bridge inward Fadeyi on Tuesday evening has now thrown some families into mourning.
Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) received a distress call at about 08:30 p.m and immediately activated emergency response.
On arrival at the incident scene, they discovered that a truck with unknown registration number conveying a huge load of foreign wooden sheets (HDF) tilted while negotiating the curve of the bridge.
This resulted into the consignment falling off the truck down the bridge on a Toyota Corolla Car and three other commercial buses (danfo).
The emergency team rescued two trapped victims who were immediately taken to the hospital by the officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Service for further medical treatment, but unfortunately three male adults were confirmed dead.
All the wooden sheets and accidented vehicles have since been cleared off the road to avoid secondary incident and ensure free flow of traffic.
The General Manager of LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, has promised that proper investigation would be conducted on the incident but can anything be done to bring back the dead?
How difficult is it to enforce adherence to the laws against overloading in Nigeria?
When will the authorities be able to make heavy duty vehicle drivers ensure that their vehicles are in good conditions and that loaded goods are properly secured to the flat bed before embarking on any journey?