Bus kills pedestrian as LASTMA rescues passenger along Ikorodu road 

CITIZENS COMPASS —A Commercial Toyota Hiace Bus with number plate, NSW 216 XA on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, rammed into two other commercial buses killing a male pedestrian in the Ketu area of Lagos State.

The bus was fully loaded with perishable items when the accident occurred at about 6.45a.m, at Demurin Junction inward Kosofe.

The Director, of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Mr Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed the accident.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the inter-State bus while at high speed lost control as a result of brake failure, rammed into two other commercial Volkswagen buses and killed a pedestrian waiting to board a bus along Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

Another trapped female passenger aboard one of the commercial buses was rescued by LASTMA personnel and immediately handed over to the officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASMBUS)

While the commercial bus driver was immediately apprehended by LASTMA personnel, policemen 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 accidents to pave the way 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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