TRAGIC | 12 injured, 3 dead in multiple accidents in Lagos

No fewer than 3 persons were confirmed dead and 12 others injured in separate accidents yesterday in Lagos over the weekend. The accidents occurred on Ibeju-Lekki link bridge and Third Mainland bridge on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

It was learnt that a Nissan Primera saloon car with three occupants rammed into an oncoming truck on the Ibeju-Lekki Bridge.

The Nation reports that the driver, who was on a high speed, wanted to avoid a stationary truck before ramming into the oncoming vehicle.

The driver, identified simply as Biodun, was said to have died on the spot. Two others died in the hospital. The injured ones were rushed to Akodo General Hospital by officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

The accident on Third Mainland Bridge occurred after a commercial bus fell on a BMW car.

Most of the injured, it was learnt were passengers aboard the bus. It took the intervention of motorists to rescue the two passengers aboard the car.

It was said that of the 15 occupants of the commercial bus, eight sustained severe injuries including the driver who was said to have hit his head on the ground.

The General Manager LASEMA, Michael Akindele, blamed the accidents on over speeding.