Truck Rams Into Lagos Pedestrian Bridge, Govt Plans Integrity Test

The pedestrian bridge at the Alapere Estate, Ketu axis of Lagos, has collapsed after a collision involving a yet-to-be-identified truck.

According to reports, the incident, which happened late Thursday, saw the truck ramming into the bridge.

Giving an update on his X account on Friday, the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat  wrote, “As at 11:08pm yesterday night, A ‘vehicle’ (in the first picture) was coming into the state on top speed and hit the Alapere Pedestrian Bridge and destroyed that section (outward Lagos).

“The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority @followlastma led by the Special Adviser on Transportation, Hon. #Sola_Giwa and GM LASTMA, Olalekan Oki Bakare a,nd the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were on ground all through the night to manage the situation and divert the traffic.

“The Alapere Division of the Lagos Police Command were also very supportive of the operation and worked with the team all through the night.

“At the moment, the road would soon be open for motorists to use. The Lagos Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to perform an integrity test for the other section of the pedestrian bridge (inward Lagos).#DriveSafe”

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