Update: Banker Dies As Vehicle Somersaults On 3rd Mainland Bridge

Update: Banker Dies As Vehicle Somersaults On 3rd Mainland Bridge

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on January 8, 2014
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File: 3rd Mainland Bridge

A serious accident occurred on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on Tuesday January 7th 2014 around 10:30 a.m.

A black Prado SUV with registration number AGL 102 BU lost its rear tire while in top speed causing the driver to lose control. According to reports, the driver applied the brakes suddenly causing the car to somersault multiple times and land on the median.

SAD PHOTO: Scene of the Accident credited to an eye-witness
SAD PHOTO: Scene of the Accident credited to an eye-witness

Two men were in the car at the time of the accident. According to reports, identity cards found in the vehicle revealed that the two men are staff of Access Bank.

One died on the spot while the other is under close medical supervision after sustaining serious injury.

It was learnt that officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, led by the commander, Temitope Adebayo, raced to the scene and evacuated the occupants of the vehicle.

An eyewitness Michael Odetola said, “The vehicle, which was inbound Oworonshoki, was on high speed when one of its tyres burst. The vehicle somersaulted many times before landing on the median. The driver of the vehicle died on the spot as his head was fractured, while his blood spilled all over the vehicle. The second guy survived and people moved him into another vehicle.”

It was learnt that the surviving victim was rushed to Gbagada General Hospital, while the corpse had been deposited at the mortuary.

The accident caused heavy traffic on both lanes of the bridge. People came down from their cars to take pictures of the tragic accident.

LASTMA Public Relations Officer, Bola Ajao, confirmed the accident urging motorists to drive safely and avoid speeding, saying such caution would make it easy to overcome eventualities on the road.

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