Around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, a truck crashed into a Toyota Corolla from the Ojuelegba bridge, according to a statement from Adebayo Taofiq, a spokeswoman for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
At Surulere’s Ojuelegba Inward Stadium on Funsho Williams Avenue, the survivors of a stranded car were freed.
One of the survivors, according to the traffic agency, managed to escape unharmed, while the other two were brought to the hospital.
“The two remaining rescued casualties (an adult male and a female) were rushed to a hospital by an ambulance belonging to LASEMA,” the statement states.
“Police officers from the Surulere Police Division were present to ensure proper security.
“While Lastma Officials temporarily blocked the whole Ojuelegba bridge inward Stadium and sent traffic to the service lane.
“Rescue and recovery operators finished at 11:30 p.m. last night, and Lastma officials reopened the temporarily closed Ojuelegba bridge for vehicular movement by 11:20 p.m.
Surulere Police Division officers were on the spot to ensure proper security. While Lastma officials temporarily stopped the entire Ojuelegba bridge and restricted traffic to the service lane, the bridge led into the stadium.
“Rescue and recovery operations ended at 11:30 p.m. yesterday, and Lastma officials reopened the temporarily closed Ojuelegba bridge for vehicular traffic at 11:20 p.m.