Seven persons were injured after a commercial bus somersaulted in Lagos on Monday as the driver tried to dodge an oncoming vehicle.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Adebayo Taofiq, who confirmed the accident to our correspondent, said the crash occurred at Super, inward Ile-Epo, in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State.
“It involved a blue Mazda Bus with registration number AGF 991 YC.
“The driver was over-speeding and in an attempt to dodge the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit that was coming, the bus hit the wall on the BRT lane, and the vehicle somersaulted.
“We have seven passengers in the bus, and all of them were seriously injured, LASTMA officers rescued them and took them to Ile-epo General Hospital,” he told The PUNCH.
He said officers of the agency were on the ground and ensured that all the passengers inside the bus were immediately rescued.
LASTMA warned commercial bus drivers to stop over-speeding and obey traffic rules and regulations.
General Manager, LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, advised that decorum should be maintained by road users, particularly commercial bus drivers. “They should stop plying the BRT corridor,” he said.