Breaking: Commercial Bus Kills Man, LASTMA Rescues Injured Female Passenger + Photos

A commercial Toyota Hiase Bus, NSW 216 XA, fully loaded with pepper and other perishable items early this morning, Tuesday, 2 April, 2024, rammed into two other Volkswagen commercial buses killing a pedestrian, male, at Ketu by Demurin junction inward Kosofe, Lagos....CONTINUE READING

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, Tuesday, 2 April, 2024, around 6:45 am.

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Investigations revealed that the 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 two commercial Volkswagen buses killing 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)

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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 accident to pave ways for an unhindered free vehicular movement inward Kosofe, Mile 12 area.

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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.