On Wednesday, a commercial bus driver died in a fatal accident along the Oworonshoki Expressway in Lagos, involving his bus and a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle. According to eyewitnesses, the commercial bus driver was speeding when he lost control of the bus while crossing the Ifako Bridge, colliding with the BRT.
The bus then somersaulted twice and the driver died on the spot. Seven passengers were injured in the accident, and the incident resulted in hoodlums vandalising the BRT and setting it ablaze.
In response to this, the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Adebayo Taofiq, warned street urchins not to take the law into their hands but to allow appropriate authorities to do their job. The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services also confirmed the incident in a statement by its Director, Margaret Adeseye.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, two people lost their lives and five others sustained injuries in a road accident that occurred in Anambra State.
The accident involved a commercial Toyota Sienna with number plate LND502YE belonging to Young Shall Grow Motors. Eyewitnesses said the driver was allegedly on top speed when he lost control of the vehicle, somersaulted after hitting a pedestrian, and crashed. One person in the vehicle and one pedestrian, a female crossing the road, died, while four male adults and one female adult sustained varying degrees of injury.
The cause of the crash was attributed to speeding, according to the acting Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State Command, Margaret Onabe.