Truck Falls Off Ojuelegba Bridge, Crushes Commercial Buses


A truck carrying plywood on Tuesday night fell off the Ojuelegba bridge, crushing three commercial buses and one private car.

Adesina Tiamiyu, the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, said two people died while two others sustained injuries.

“A flat bed truck laden with plywood and finished boards tilted on top of Ojuelegba bridge and fell on three commercial buses and a Toyota Camry,” Tiamiyu said.

“Unfortunately, two people died while two other people sustained injuries but what we are doing now is recovery.

“We have removed the vehicles from the road and we have also taken the trucks off the bridge.

“We are now trying to clear the remnants of the plywood at Ojuelegba under-bridge and the top of the bridge. That vehicle was definitely overloaded and that was what I think caused the accident.”

Tiamiyu said the truck was overloaded and could have been the reason for the accident. He, however, urged commercial bus drivers to desist from parking indiscriminately at the area saying if they had been properly parked, the accident would not have claimed lives.

A similar accident in the area had killed three members of the same family in 2015.

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