July 22, 2024

Three die, five injured on Third Mainland Bridge accident


*Sector Commander, FRSC, Olusegun Ogungbemide

Three persons have been confirmed dead and five others sustained injuries as bus crashed on the Third Mainland in Lagos.

According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State Sector Command, three persons died in the Third Mainland Bridge crash on Sunday.

The corps asked motorists to be mindful of the status of their vehicle tyres as well warned them against excess speed.

The Sector Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, said this in a statement signed by Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), while giving details of the early morning crash that occurred at the Adekunle inter-change end of Third Mainland Bridge.

The crash, which involved a lone grey Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FST 241 YC, and coming from Adekunle inter-change inward Iyana-Oworo, happened when one of the tyres burst, leading to a somersault.

He said there were 20 occupants (9 males, 11 females) in the bus at the time of the accident, adding that the three dead victims were females.

All first responders at the scene comprising FRSC, the Nigeria Police, LASTMA and LASEMA Rescue Unit rescued the injured victims and the corpses who were taken to General Hospital Marina.

At the time of filing this report, the crashed vehicle had been removed while FRSC and LASTMA officials remained on ground to manage traffic.

Meanwhile, the Sector Commander has assured all motorists of adequate deployment of personnel and logistics for a crash-free Eid-el-Fitri celebration.

He further admonished motorists to always adhere to speed limits for all categories of the road at all times stressing that “Speed Thrills but kills fast”.

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