One killed as vehicles collide in Lagosq

April 2, 2024

1.2 min readCategories: News

 

A tragic collision occurred in Lagos on Tuesday, resulting in the death of a male pedestrian.

The incident involved a commercial Toyota Hiace Bus, heavily laden with pepper and other perishable items, and two Volkswagen commercial buses.

Adebayo Taofiq, the director of the Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department at the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), confirmed the accident in a statement.

The collision took place at Ketu, near Demurin Junction, heading towards Kosofe, Lagos, at approximately 6:45 a.m., claiming the life of the pedestrian.

He noted that another trapped female passenger inside one of the Volkswagen commercial buses was rescued by LASTMA personnel and immediately handed over to officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Service.

He said a commercial bus driver was immediately apprehended by LASTMA personnel, and policemen from Alapere Police Station provided security backup during the rescue operations.

The spokesperson said LASTMA head of Zone 32 Ketu, Olawaye Olugbenga, who led the rescue operations, confirmed that his team immediately evacuated all commercial buses involved in the multiple accidents.

He said that this was to pave the way for unhindered vehicular movement in the Kosofe, Mile 12 area.

Mr Taofiq quoted the general manager of LASTMA, Olalekan Bakare-Oki, as appealing to pedestrians to always stay at government-designated bus stops to board commercial buses.

He also warned both commercial and private car drivers to stop exceeding speed limits and ensure their vehicles are properly checked before embarking on any journey within or outside Lagos.

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