Auto crash kills one on Third Mainland Bridge


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

The fatal accident involving a Mini Truck (MUS 489 XS) and a Toyota Camry (KRD 470 JD) was caused by excessive speeding during a heavy downpour this morning,” the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said in a statement.

Mr Sola Giwa, Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, in a statement signed by Mr 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 occurred near the Unilag waterfront, heading towards the Iyana-Oworonshoki area of Lagos.

Giwa said despite the government’s ongoing campaign to educate motorists about speed limits, drivers continue 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 Third Mainland Bridge and other roads throughout the state.

Giwa said the deceased was promptly removed by 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.

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