A 40-feet container on Sunday crushed two cars, leaving one person dead and the other injured on the Otedola Bridge, the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.
The Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Nosa Okunbor, who confirmed the incident, said that the remains of the victim have been claimed by his relatives.
He also said the yet-to-be-identified but injured driver of the container-laden truck was ferried to the Trauma Centre near FRSC Office by the old Lagos-Ibadan toll gate.
“LASEMA, in a just-concluded operation involving one fatality, rescued a seriously-injured truck driver at the Otedola bridge incident scene this morning, July 18.
“The yet-to-be-identified injured truck driver conveying the 40-foot container that crushed two vehicles which left one driver dead was hurriedly ferried to the trauma centre.
“Remains of the late driver of one of the vehicles, one Mr Lawal, have been claimed by his relatives, as the agency worked assiduously to evacuate all impediments from the road,” he said.
He said the situation reports upon arrival at the scene showed that the 40- foot container on a truck with unknown registration number fell on the two cars.
“The two cars’ registration numbers are JJJ 28 FR and BDG 597 CY respectively.
“One adult male lost his life, while the driver of the container truck sustained serious injuries and has been rushed to the Lagos Trauma Centre.
“The affected vehicles have been evacuated off the road with the agency’s light and heavy duty equipment,” he said.
Source: Nigerian Tribune