It was a near-death experience for a septuagenarian, Mr. Sumonu Jimoh, and his friend, when his Mercedes Benz Formatic Jeep, with registration number, Lagos LSD 660 FS, crashed into barriers at a construction site near

Rutam House, the headquarters of The Guardian Newspapers at the Toyota bus stop, Apapa-Oshodi highway on Sunday.

Jimoh and his friend were returning from an outing when the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. While Jimoh, who was driving the car, was slightly injured, his friend is unharmed.

Eyewitnesses blamed the crash on the failure of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Muritala Mohammed airlift repair contractor, Plycom Nigeria Ltd, to post warning signs indicating the closure of the road, 500 meters from the construction site.

The crash was similar to multiple crashes outside The Guardian on Saturday. Saturday’s crash involved a commercial bus known as the Danfo, two private cars and a 40-foot container truck with registration number, Ogun JBD 393 XZ, crashing into the Guardian’s door.

During this time, the road was partially opened to vehicular traffic. It was reopened around 10 a.m. yesterday, but some of the barriers were left in the road.

Lagos federal works controller Olukayode Popoola said traffic on the Apakun axis on the Oshodi highway would be diverted to the Ladipo service road and the airport road for three days starting at midnight on Friday August 13, adding that repair work on the bridge would begin in August. on December 16, 2021, with a traffic diversion around the construction area to allow the contractor to shake up the damaged link bridge from the Muritala Mohammed airport road.


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