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Commercial bus kills pedestrian in Lagos

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A Commercial Toyota Hiase Bus (NSW 216 XA) fully loaded with pepper and other perishable items early Tuesday morning rammed into 2 other Volkswagen commercial buses and killed a pedestrian (male) at Ketu by Demuri Junction inward Kosofe, Lagos.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Mr. Adebayo Taofiq confirmed that the multiple fatal accident occurred early morning today around 6:45 am.

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, Police men from Alapere Police Station 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 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 car 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.

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