ROAD ACCIDENT: Truck Knocks Down Lagos Pedestrian Bridge
A pedestrian bridge at Alapere Ketu Estate Gate on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway collapsed in the late hours of Thursday after a truck rammed into it, got stuck and caused damage to the entire bridge.
About 12 trucks were moving in a convoy and 10 of them had successfully passed under the bridge but the 11th one, due to speeding and lack of patience, got stuck under the bridge and caused serious damage, forcing the bridge to collapse.
The accident occurred at about 11 pm on Thursday. The trucks were about 12 moving inward the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when it happened.
Emergency responders were prompt and able to clear the debris off the road to allow free flow of traffic and no casualty was recorded.
Meanwhile, the acting General Manager of the Lagos State Transportation Management Authority, Bakare Oki, who was at the scene of the accident as a first responder, appealed to road users to always exercise patience while using the road so that situations like this can be avoided.
He charged motorists to take cautions this yuletide season and avoid being in haste while on the road saying patience is key for survival on the road.
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