Tragedy was averted on Wednesday as the crash barrier on the 3rd Mainland Bridge prevented a loaded commercial bus from plunging into the Lagoon when it somersaulted on its way to the Island.
The incident happened at 6:30 a.m and the bus identified as a Volkswagen LT had 22 passengers onboard.
The news was shared by the Rapid Response Squad on their official Twitter page.
The RRS also said that the first aid knowledge of their officers was helpful as they joined medical workers in administering aid on victims.
The tweet reads
“Crash Barrier Saves 22 Passengers from Plunging into Lagos Lagoon
The crash barrier on the 3rd Mainland Bridge around 6:30 a.m today prevented a loaded Volkswagen LT bus from landing in the Lagoon when it somersaulted on its way to the Island. @Gidi_Traffic @TrafficChiefNG.
“@rrslagos767 and @lasemasocial who responded swiftly had hectic time attending to the 22 passengers of the bus who sustained varying degrees of injuries.
“The First Aid knowledge of @rrslagos767 officers was helpful as they joined medical workers in administering aid on victims.”