10 Victims Rescued As Commercial Bus Crash On Third Mainland Bridge


Ten victims who sustained varying injuries were rescued on Tuesday, April 4, after a commercial bus crashed at Adeniji Adele Junction, inward Obalende by Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

The victims were in a commercial bus when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it eventually rammed into the median before it somersaulted, trapping all passengers inside.

Rescuers rushed to the bus and joined hands to pull out victims.

Though no life was lost, the victims were seriously injured.

They were rushed to the emergency unit of the Lagos Island hospital.

Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, said the victims were rescued by operatives of the authority.

Taofiq said: “LASTMA Adejunwon Olalekan (Bravo 1) who led the rescue operations confirmed that it was a lone accident of a commercial Mazda bus with registration no IKJ 969 YA.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the Mazda commercial bus lost control as a result of overspeeding and somersaulted leaving 10 passengers with severe injuries.

“Those rescued 10 accident victims were immediately rushed to Marina General Hospital by Lastma personnel for urgent medical treatment,
” he said.