[PHOTO] Banker dies, one injured in Third Mainland bridge accident

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One person was feared dead while another was critically injured, Tuesday, during a lone accident involving a Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, on the Third Mainland bridge in Lagos at about 10.25 a.m.

According to an eye witness, the vehicle belonging to Access Bank, was heading towards Iyana-Oworo from Lagos Island. It had a tyre burst while on high speed. It tumbled and landed on the median. Its driver died on the spot while a female passenger was critically injured and taken to General Hospital, Gbagada.

As at press time, the condition of the victim was yet to be ascertained.

An official of Federal Road Safety Commission,FRSC, was able to provide succour to the victim as she was later taken to the hospital in a private car.

A law enforcement agent who pleaded anonymity attributed the incident to over-speeding on the part of the deceased.

According to him, “the road was very free, so the deceased took advantage of the situation and drove on a high speed and could not control the vehicle. Before anyone knew what was happening, he tumbled and landed on the median and died on the spot. Also, his passenger was critically injured and taken to hospital.”

 

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