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28 Jan 2019

Shocking Moment: BRT Kills Woman in Lagos

A yet-to-be-identified woman has been knocked down by a Bus Rapid Transit vehicle at the Irawo end of the Ikorodu Road, Lagos State. The accident, which occurred on Sunday, was said to have resulted in the death of the woman.

It was gathered that the woman was trying to cross to the other side of the road when she was hit by the bus.

According to an eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the driver ran over the woman after he had knocked her down, adding that the driver fled the scene immediately.

The eyewitness stated, “She first got onto the BRT lane before crossing the rest of the highway, but an oncoming BRT bus knocked her down.

My guess is that the driver did not see her run onto the lane because after he had knocked her down, he still ran over her.

“The driver ran away immediately he realised what he had done. There is a pedestrian bridge around where the accident occurred.

The victim appeared pregnant, maybe that explains why she could not use the bridge.”

It was gathered that the woman was dead by the time the Lagos State Ambulance Service personnel arrived.

When the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, was contacted, he promised to get back to our correspondent. He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.

Recently,  a yet-to-be-identified woman has been knocked down by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Vehicle at the Palmgrove end of Ikorodu Road, Lagos. The incident, which occurred on Monday around 9.30am, was said to have led to the death of the yet-to-be-identified woman.

It was gathered that the woman was trying to cross from Palmgrove side to the other side of the road when the incident occurred. A source said, “She first got into the BRT lane before crossing the rest of the highway; but an oncoming BRT bus knocked her down and she died on the spot.”

The Chief Security Officer of Primero Nigeria Limited, the manager of the Lagos BRT vehicles, Cletus Okodolor, said the firm was searching for the family of the deceased.

He said, “There was no mobile phone on her to get in touch with her family and we have not been able to identify her.“We are hoping that if her family don’t get to see her by the end of the day, they will report to the police.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said the case was reported to the Ilupeju Police Station and investigation into the matter was underway.“The driver bolted immediately after the accident, but we will get him,” he added.

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