Tragedy occurred on Wednesday morning in Lagos State when a yet-to-be-identified commercial bus driver lost his life after his bus somersaulted following a collision with a Bus Rapid Transit vehicle.
The accident, which occurred around the Ogudu Bridge, inward the Alapere area of Lagos State, grounded vehicular movement and caused snake-like gridlock along the ever-busy axis connecting the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to an eyewitness, the fully loaded commercial bus was coming from Lagos Island and heading to the Ojodu Berger area of the state when the accident occurred.
The BRT bus went up in flames, compounding the traffic situation along the axis.
This resulted in a gridlock that stretched to the Car Wash bus stop area between Gbagada and Oworonshoki.
When contacted, the Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, Adebayo Taofik, confirmed the accident.
He said LASTMA officers were on the ground controlling the traffic that was building in order to clear the road for easy movement for commuters.
The Spokesman for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo “The accident involved a BRT bus and two commercial buses,”
“One of the drivers of the commercial buses died on the spot. There are passengers with minor injuries had been moved to the nearest hospital.
Also, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in a statement, said, “Further Investigation revealed that the BRT Bus suddenly lost control then rammed into the commercial bus from behind causing the yellow commuter bus to upturn.
“The Agency’s LRT are at the scene alongside Lagos state fire and rescue service, Nigeria Police Force and LASTMA.
“However the body had been bagged by the Agency’s LRT at the scene and handed over the police officer at the scene.
“The burnt carcass had been recovered with the aid of a private tow truck provided by LBSL the road is now free for vehicular activities.”