Again, a 40-Foot Container Falls on Car, LASTMA diverts traffic

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After a 40-foot container fell onto a Toyota Corolla car on the Ojuelegba Bridge in Lagos on Sunday night, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has closed the bridge to traffic while emergency responders work to clear the scene.

Three people were reportedly injured in the incident that occurred around 10:30 p.m. on September 24, 2023.

LASTMA Spokesman Adebayo Taofiq said, “Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Police, and other emergency responders rescued three casualties from a trapped saloon car at Ojuelegba inward Stadium on Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lagos, around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2023,” Taofiq said in a statement.

“Traffic Officer Olajide Olukoga ‘Bravo’, who led the LASTMA rescue operations at the scene of the accident, confirmed that a 40-foot container fell on top of a Toyota Corolla car (JJJ 811 FB) at the top of the Ojuelegba bridge inwards Stadium.”

“He further confirmed that out of the three casualties rescued from the Toyota Corolla saloon car, only one (a male) came out unhurt and was allowed to leave immediately.

“The remaining two rescued casualties (an adult male and a female) were rushed to the hospital by an ambulance belonging to LASEMA.

“Policemen from Surulere Police Division were at the scene to provide adequate security.

“While the entire Ojuelegba bridge inwards Stadium was temporarily closed and traffic diverted to the service lane by LASTMA officials,” the LASTMA statement revealed.

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