Two male soldiers of the Nigerian Army and a civilian woman have died in a car accident that occurred in the early hours of Friday in Obadeyi on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Lagos State.
The accident involved a truck and a Mitsubishi sedan with registration number RNG 396 AA.
An eyewitness, Mr. Gbenga Osobu, said he was on his way to Lagos Island when he noticed the victims lying helplessly on the road. “The accident occurred just as I was driving past the area, but people were afraid to help them for fear of the unknown man,” he said.
“Fortunately, men from the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, and the Nigeria Police Force were spotted approaching the scene of the accident,” he said.
It was learnt that the driver of the car was among the three fatalities, but the fourth occupant survived the incident and received medical treatment at the scene.
Confirming the incident, Dr. Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, permanent secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said, “The agency responded to an accident that occurred between a truck and a Mitsubishi sedan with Reg. No. RNG396AA.
“Further investigation revealed that the truck was traveling in the wrong direction and collided head-on with a car.
“Unfortunately, of the four occupants of the car, two male Nig. Army and a female citizen lost their lives in the fatal collision, while the last adult male was treated and hospitalized by LASAMBUS.
“The fatalities were bagged while awaiting pick up by the military and the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).
“The vehicle was also recovered from the road by the authority’s light tow truck and handed over to the police port station. Investigations are ongoing.”