JUST IN: Multiple accident grounds traffic on Otedola Bridge, many trapped — LATSMA

A multiple auto accident involving 10 vehicles occurred Wednesday morning on Otedola Bridge inward Berger, with many people trapped, causing traffic build up along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Reacting to the incident, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LATSMA), said the “accident involved a containerized truck, a pickup and a high capacity bus as well as several cars.”

According to LATSMA, “the accident is said to involve up to 10 vehicles,” while it advised motorists to “use CMD road from Secretariat towards Otedola for now as we await more updates on this situation.”

The Lagos State-owned agency under the ministry of transport, in a post on its Twitter handle, @followlatsma said “Casualties still trapped in the pickup. The road is totally blocked for now. Emergency agencies are on ground.”

LATSMA said as a result of the accident, “the backlog of traffic now extended to Ojota Bridge for those going inbetween Berger, while the backlog for those going inbetween Tollgate have merged with the traffic from Kara.”

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