A multiple auto accident on Otedola Bridge on Nigeria’s busiest highway, the Lagos-Ibadan expressway caused a gridlock
Mr Bisi Kazeem, Deputy Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission said many vehicles were involved in the accident. They include an articulated lorry, a fuel tanker, a truck and at least two saloon cars.
“We do not have access to other affected vehicles as yet. Efforts are still on to shift the truck and the tanker so as to remove the vehicles trapped under them,” Kazeem said.
He said that the Lagos-Ibadan half of the expressway was partially blocked by the tanker and the truck. “All relevant agencies are on ground trying to remove affected vehicles and restore normalcy.
“LASEMA is setting up floodlights while men of the fire service are blanketing the area,” Kazeem said.
At the time of filing this report, the casualty figure had yet to be ascertained.
“We are advising motorists to exercise patience and obey traffic officials at the scene. They should follow the diversion and avoid hopping lanes in order not to compound the congestion,” he said.