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  • Updated: January 22, 2024

Lagos: Car, motorcycle collision claims one life

Lagos: Car, motorcycle collision claims one life

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has reported a collision between a commercial motorcycle and a Volkswagen bus at the Bolade Intersection on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The incident, involving a Volkswagen bus with registration number EKY 558 YG, resulted in serious injuries to the motorcycle rider and the death of a passenger.

According to the statement released by Adebayo Taofiq, the Public Relations Officer of LASTMA, the passenger succumbed to injuries immediately, while the trapped motorcycle rider was successfully rescued by LASTMA Officials from beneath the commercial bus.

Preliminary investigations suggest that a well-known commercial Volkswagen bus driver ran a red light, collided with the moving motorcycle carrying a passenger, and proceeded to drive away at high speed.

Taofiq noted that the commercial bus driver was turned over to officers from the Akinpelu Police Division, while the body of the deceased passenger and the rescued rider were removed by the Lagos State Ambulance Service staff.

The acting General Manager of LASTMA, Bakare Oki, who visited the accident scene, warned commercial bus drivers to cease speeding and to always abide by the traffic laws that the state has implemented.

The statement partly reads, “Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority today disclosed that a passenger died and a rider seriously injured as a reckless commercial Volkswagen bus (EKY 558 YG) driver rammed into a moving commercial motorcycle at Bolade Intersection inward Oshodi along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos.

“The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Mr Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed that the passenger died instantly while the trapped motorcycle rider was rescued under the commercial bus by LASTMA officials.

“Preliminary investigations revealed a notorious commercial Volkswagen bus driver who was on top speed after beating a traffic light drove recklessly and rammed into a moving commercial motorcycle with passengers at the Bolade intersection inward Oshodi.

“LASTMA Durojaiye stated that while the corpse of the dead passenger and the rescued rider were moved away by the LASAMBUS personnel, the driver of the commercial bus was handed over to policemen from Akinpelu Police Division by LASTMA officials.

“The General Manager of LASTMA,  Bakare Olalekan, who visited the accident scene warned commercial bus drivers to stop speeding and always obey traffic as installed across the state by the government.”
 

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