Autoxpat sources gathered that a fatal accident which occurred in the early hours of Saturday on the otedola bridge, Toll gate area of Lagos state has claimed the lives of two people. The identity of one of the victims was given as Olumide Giwa while the identity of the other victim was still being sought as at the time of this report. Autoxpat learnt that the victims were crushed to death when a 40 foot trailer failed brakes on the Otedola bridge ramming in to the victim’s vehicle and about 10 other vehicles. As a result, heavy traffic gridlock built up at the scene of the incident. Autoxpat also learnt that the victims were coming from the Airport, one had gone to pick the other who just arrived from the United Kingdom. The Victims vehicle was identified as a blue Colored Toyota with registration number FST 356 X4. The registration number of the trailer was given as FKJ 519 CF and was heading towards berger when the brakes suddenly failed.
An official of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency was quoted to have said: “the two people affected were siblings. The Elder Brother was coming from the UK, so the younger brother went to pick him from the airport”.” They were heading home when the accident happened, the driver was speeding when the trailer’s brake failed and it rammed into vehicles”. The vehicles were later towed away by LASTMA Officials.