Following the heavy early morning rain in Lagos, a truck driver lost sight of the road and crashed into a car, leading to one fatality and injuring three others. The crash involved a small truck with the license plate MUS 489 XS and a Toyota Camry with the plate KRD 470 JD. The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) attributed the incident to the truck driver’s excessive speed.

One dead, scores injured in multiple road crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

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Adebayo Taofiq, Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment at LASTMA, said, “Early this morning, LASTMA officials quickly attended to a severe crash on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, resulting in one death.”

Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa, confirmed the fatality near the University of Lagos waterfront, heading towards the Iyana-Oworonsoki area. Giwa reported that the crash involved a small truck (MUS 489 XS) and a Toyota Camry (KRD 470 JD).

Initial investigations showed that excessive speed during heavy rain caused the accident on the bridge. Despite ongoing government efforts to educate drivers on speed limits, Hon. Giwa noted that motorists continue to ignore the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.

He urged both commercial and private drivers to slow down, particularly on the Third Mainland Bridge and other roads across the state. State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) officials quickly removed the deceased, and The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) cleared the vehicles to restore traffic flow on the bridge.

Hon. Giwa expressed condolences to the deceased’s family and highlighted the critical importance of road safety. He advised drivers, especially those of commercial buses, to avoid speeding during their travels within or outside Lagos.