Tuesday, July 5, 2022

BRT Driver Flees As Crushed Mother Dies, Daughter Hospitalised In Lagos

A woman identified as Reini Akakpo has been crushed to death by a yet-to-be-identified Bus Rapid Transit driver at Union Road, Dopemu, in the Agege area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that the woman was knocked down alongside her one-year-old daughter, Amelia, and was admitted to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

Reports says Reini and her daughter attempted to cross the BRT lane to link to their destination on Union Road when the bus driver, who was said to be at top speed, rammed into them.

An eyewitness, who gave his name simply as Uche, said after the accident, some good Samaritans rescued the victims, adding that Reini lost her life due to the injuries she sustained.

He said:

“The woman and her daughter were beside me when I wanted to cross to connect to Union Road to go to my shop around 8.13am. But the woman rushed and the BRT driver, who was driving at top speed, knocked down the woman and her daughter.

“After the accident, people started pouring water on the woman’s face; her daughter was unconscious. The woman’s pain was too much, but people rushed her to a hospital. It was later that I got to know that she died.”

A resident, identified simply as Remilekun, said after the accident, the driver abandoned the bus on the dedicated lane and fled.

He said:

“But the police came to tow it away. The husband of the woman was called, as people rushed her and her daughter to LASUTH. The woman died; her daughter has been hospitalised since then,”

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