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  • Updated: April 03, 2024

One dead, as vehicles collide in Lagos

One dead, as vehicles collide in Lagos

A fatal collision involving a fully loaded commercial Toyota Hiace Bus carrying pepper and other perishable items, along with two Volkswagen commercial buses, resulted in the death of a male pedestrian in Lagos on Tuesday.

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 issued in Lagos.

Taofiq stated that the fatal accident occurred at Ketu, near Demurin Junction, heading towards Kosofe in Lagos, around 6:45 a.m.

He further mentioned that a female passenger trapped inside one of the Volkswagen commercial buses was successfully rescued by LASTMA personnel and promptly handed over to officials from 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.

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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