Third Mainland Bridge: Saturday night accident sends car into ocean, leaves one dead

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Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit working on Third Mainland Bridge

A dead man was retrieved from an overspeeding Ford that plunged into the ocean from Third Mainland Bridge.

An unknown man was retrieved dead from his car which plunged into the ocean from Third Mainland Bridge after an accident on Saturday, October 28.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit (LRU) were on ground to retrieve the car from the ocean and control the resulting traffic.

At about 10: pm,  a Ford Explorer salon car and a Toyota Camry was involved in the accident that happened towards the last quarter of the Third Mainland Bridge close to Oworonshoki.

 

A Pulse reporter on ground learnt that the Ford which was over speeding hit the Toyota Camry in the back, causing it to plunge into the ocean.

 

A man was the only passenger in the Ford that plunged into the ocean while the Toyota Camry had a lady behind the steering wheel. She had two people with her in the car.

Pulse learnt that the lade driving the Camry initially stopped when she discovered that the Ford had plunged into the ocean, crying for help but entered the car and sped off when for fear of being arrested by the police.

 

If the police come here, they'll say we caused the accident and arrest us,” the lady and her passengers were heard saying before they fled from the scene.

The LRU arrived at the scene an hour after the accident and it took them 25 minutes to pull the Ford from the water.

 

It took them another 30 minutes to cut open the car to get to the man who was already dead. His corpse was put in a body bag.

The LRU refused to give any comment at the scene and at the time of his report.



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