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One Dead In Third Mainland Bridge Auto Accident


Early this morning, Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) responded swiftly to a serious accident on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, where one life was lost.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa, confirmed that one person died in the accident which took place near the Unilag waterfront heading towards the Iyana-Oworonsoki area of Lagos.

Hon. Giwa stated that 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 on the Bridge.

Despite the government’s ongoing campaign to educate motorists about speed limits, Hon. Giwa noted that drivers continue to flout the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018

He urged both commercial bus drivers and private car owners to avoid speeding, especially on the Third Mainland Bridge and other roads throughout the state.

The deceased was promptly removed by SEHMU officials, while LASTMA cleared the accident vehicles to ensure smooth traffic flow on the bridge.

Hon. Sola Giwa extended his condolences to the family of the deceased and emphasized the importance of safety.

He urged all motorists, including commercial bus drivers to refrain from speeding during any journey within or outside Lagos.