Four Passengers Die, Seventeen Injured In Lagos Car Accident


No fewer than four passengers were reported to have died and over 17 others sustained varying degrees of injuries during multiple accidents on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

The four passengers were said to be among the nine females that were involved in the accident that occurred around Iyana-Oworo end of the road.

It was learnt that the injured passengers were rushed to a hospital for medical treatment by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Sunday.

While confirming the casualties figure, Lagos State Sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in a statement signed by its Route Commander, Olabisi Shonusi, explained that three of the women died at the spot while one other passed a few minutes after arriving hospital.

The agency stated that the last victim passed on at the General Hospital in Marina

FRSC said that the accident occurred after the passenger vehicle’s tyre burst and the driver, who was overspeeding, could not control the vehicle after the act occurred.

According to the statement, the crash occurred on Sunday 1st May, 2022 at about 0550hrs when a Toyota Hiace with registration number FST 241 YC grey coming from Adekunle inter-change inward Iyana-Oworo had a tyre burst on top speed and capsized with 20 occupants (9 Male, 11 female).

“5 of the occupant sustained injuries, while 3 female adults were confirmed dead at the spot. The additional one female died at the Hospital when the FRSC team went for follow-up at General Hospital, Marina.”


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