At least 15 passengers comprising 10 males and five females were seriously injured on Saturday after two vehicles collided on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.
It was gathered that four of the victims passed out and were rushed to the Accident and Emergency Centre for stabilisation.
According to an eyewitness, the accident was caused by over speeding by a commercial bus.
The Nation gathered that the 14-passenger bus lost control and rammed into an articulated vehicle laden with stones.
“It was a serious accident and it occurred at about 11:00 a.m. There was heavy traffic on the bridge. Fortunately, officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), police, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) were close by and they rode against traffic to safe the victims,” the eyewitness said“The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, led the operation and the victims were all rescued alive.
However, some of them were badly wounded.About four of the victims were unconscious and they were rushed to the hospital.
The emergency workers also removed the vehicle from the road to ease traffic flow in the area.