About five persons, including a nursing mother lost their lives on Sunday in a tragic accident when a commercial bus collided with a truck in Lagos. The accident occurred at Abule Osun bus stop along the Badagry Expressway in Ojo Local Government. It was gathered that about seven other persons sustained injuries in the crash allegedly caused by the driver of the Volkswagen bus marked FST652XF. According to witnesses, the bus driver was moving against traffic and rammed into an uncoming truck with registration number AA188SR.
Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Hyginus Omejo said 11 adult males and two females were involved in the accident. He said, “Five persons died on the spot while seven others sustained severe injuries. Both injured and deceased were rushed to the hospital.” He stated that the accident was caused by recklessness on the part of the commercial bus driver.
According to him, the driver of the commercial bus, who was driving against traffic, wrongly overtook another vehicle on the expressway before crashing into the moving truck.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos also confirmed the auto crash, adding that the police have commenced investigation into the matter.