passengers survived after car’s break failed and summersaults on lekki okoyi bridge
An accident involving a blue Toyota Corolla and a silver Nissan Xterra occurred in the early hours of yesterday on the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge but passengers in both cars miraculously survived with minor injuries.
According to witnesses, the silver suv was speeding along the bridge shortly after exiting the toll gate, when it failed break, hit the Toyota Corolla in front of it, and summersaulted.
The Nissan, driven by a uniformed soldier, had eight occupants, while the Toyota reportedly had four occupants. The soldier had a cut on his forehead and it was bleeding. A female passenger sat at the scene, too weak to move, and complained of pain. Her jaw was visibly swollen but, otherwise, there were no injuries on her body. Other passengers seemed OK but shocked.
Federal Road Safety officials were on ground to assist the victims while they waited for Emergency Services to arrive. The accident occurred between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.