Friday, February 23, 2024

Driver dies as BRT crashes into commercial bus in Lagos

A ghastly motor accident occurred in Lagos on Wednesday morning, when a yet-to-be-identified commercial bus driver died after his bus somersaulted following a collision with a Bus Rapid Transit vehicle.

According to witnesses, the accident occurred on the Ifako Bridge inward Ogudu on the Apapa-Oworonshoki Expressway in Lagos.

A witness said that the fully loaded commercial bus was coming from Lagos Island and heading to the Ojodu Berger area of the state when the accident occurred.

“On hearing of the death of the commercial driver, whose body was lying beside the upturned commercial bus, hoodlums in the area quickly set the BRT bus ablaze.

“This resulted in a gridlock that stretched to the Car Wash bus stop area between Gbagada and Oworonshoki,” the witness said.

He added that the Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, Adebayo Taofik, confirmed the accident.

He said LASTMA officers were on the ground controlling the traffic to clear the road for easy movement for commuters.

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