1 Dies in 3RD Mainland Bridge Accident

June 29, 2024

One person was confirmed dead in an accident that occurred on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos Saturday morning.

The fatal accident involved a mini-truck (MUS 489 XS) and a Toyota Camry (KRD 470 JD).

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the accident was caused by excessive speeding during a heavy downpour this morning,” the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said in a statement.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, in the statement signed by Adebayo Taofiq, director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, said that three others were rescued at the accident scene.

He said operatives of LASTMA responded swiftly to the accident, which occured near the Unilag waterfront, heading towards the Iyana-Oworonsoki area.

Giwa said that despite government’s on-going campaign to educate motorists about speed limits, drivers continued to flout the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.

He urged both commercial bus drivers and private car owners to avoid exceeding speed limits on the bridge and other roads throughout the state.

Giwa said that the deceased was promptly removed by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) officials, while LASTMA cleared the accident vehicles to ensure smooth traffic flow on the bridge.

He extended his condolences to the family of the deceased and emphasised the importance of road safety.