NEWS: 1 Killed As Commercial Bus Rams Into Pedestrians In Lagos

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1 Killed As Commercial Bus Into Pedestrians In Lagos

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A yet-to-be identified has been killed after a commercial bus loaded with pepper and other perishable items rammed into two commercial buses in Lagos in the early hours of Tuesday.

The , according to the director, Public and Enlightenment Department of the Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, happened at Ketu by Demurin Junction, inward Kosofe area of Lagos.

According to Adebayo, the multiple fatal accident occurred early morning around 6:45 am.

He stated that the Toyota Hiase bus, while on a high-speed, lost control as a result of a brake and rammed into another two commercial Volkswagen buses and killed a pedestrian waiting at the bus-stop.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that an Inter-State Toyota Hiase commercial bus (NSW 216 XA) fully loaded with pepper and other perishable goods while on a high speed lost control as a result of a brake failure rammed into another 2 commercial Volkswagen buses and killed a pedestrian waiting to board bus at Ketu Bus Stop by Demurin Junction along Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

“Another trapped female passenger inside one of the Volkswagen commercial bus was rescued by LASTMA personnel and immediately handed over to Officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASMBUS)

“While the commercial bus driver was immediately approhended by Lastma personnel, from Alapere provided security backup during the rescue operations.

“LASTMA Olawaye Olugbenga (Head, Zone 32 Ketu) who led the rescue operations confirmed that his team immediately evacuated all commercial buses involved in the multiple accident to pave ways for an unhindered free vehicular movement inward Kosofe, Mile 12 area,” the LASTMA spokesman stated.

Adebayo stated that the LASTMA boss warned commercial and private vehicle drivers to ensure that their vehicles were properly checked including the braking system before embarking on any journey within or outside Lagos.

“The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki while appealing to pedestrians to always stay at government designated bus stops to board commercial buses, however warned both commercial and private drivers to stop over-speeding and ensure their vehicles are properly checked including the braking system before embarking on any journey within or outside Lagos,” he added.

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