Three persons on Sunday escaped death by the whiskers when a 40ft container fell from the Ojuelegba Bridge on a Toyota Corolla inward stadium on Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lagos.
The director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, who disclosed this to journalists, said the police and other emergency responders rescued the occupants of the vehicle.
According to him, of the three occupants of the trapped vehicle, only one person came out unhurt and was allowed to go home immediately.
He said, “Traffic Officer Olajide Olukoga ‘Bravo’ who led the LASTMA rescue operations at the scene of the accident confirmed that a 40ft container fell on top of a Toyota Corolla car (JJJ 811 FB) at the top Ojuelegba bridge inwards Stadium.
“The remaining two rescued casualties (an adult male and a female) were rushed to hospital by an ambulance belonging to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
“Policemen from Surulere Police Division were on the scene to provide adequate security while the entire Ojuelegba Bridge inward stadium was temporarily closed and traffic diverted to the service lane by LASTMA as rescue and recovery operations are ongoing.”