A year old baby, her mother and a driver narrowly escaped death Wednesday [July 25] morning when their black Mitsubishi Montero Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, fell off Dopemu Bridge on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.
PMNEWS learnt through an eyewitness that the accident occurred as the driver of the SUV was trying to manoeuvre his way to avoid a head on collision with a commuter bus whose driver was driving against traffic.
Immediately the SUV marked Lagos UB 787 AAA fell off the bridge, the Volkswagen faragon bus sped off and escaped arrest by officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) who were around the Dopemu Roundabout.
But the occupants of the SUV, the driver, Alex Stephen, Mrs. Adeyinka and her baby girl, one-year old Fadeyera Adeyinka, escaped unhurt. They were taken to a private hospital in Idimu, Lagos where they were treated for shock.
A female food seller, who was right inside the Dopemu branch of the Taxi Drivers Association Park, which is beside the bridge, escaped death, as the SUV crashed into the park. Consequently, taxi drivers at the park engaged the SUV driver in a fight after they asked him to repair their damaged park. LASTMA officials who were at the scene of the incident however resolved the matter.
The SUV was later towed to LASTMA office at Agege, Pen Cinema area.