Tragedy struck as BRT crushes Okada rider, passenger in Lagos


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Yet-to-be-identified Lagos commercial rider and passenger lost their lives from a heavy collision with a BRT bus in Lagos on Wednesday. See full story!

From the latest information getting to us, an unfortunate incident happened in Lagos on Wednesday 30th of September 2020, when 2 yet-to-be-identified people lost their lives from a horrific crash between a BRT and commercial motorcycle, moving towards Ile-agbo area of Abule Egba.


The motorcyclist took the lane dedicated to BRT without using headlamp at 4 am, leading to a collision

The bus in question belongs to the Primero Transport Services Limited, which reportedly rammed into the Okada with two passengers.

The motorcycle was said to have made use of the route dedicated to the BRT without switching on its headlamp around 4 in the morning.

This wasn't the first time a collision would involve a motorcycle and a vehicle, considering the recent event when a fleeing Peugeot car ran into pregnant a woman and motorcyclist in Delta State.

From what we learnt, the okada rider and one of his passengers died right on the spot while the other remaining passenger is presently receiving treatment at one hospital nearby from the injury sustained as a result of the collision.

When the tragedy struck, the BRT driver identified as Bohan Abiodun, quickly rushed to the Oke-Ado Police Division to inform them of the incident. This prompted the police and other disaster response units to rush to the scene with the hope of rescuing the injured victim.

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According to Mutiu Yekeen, who happens to be the Primero Transport Services’ Head of Corporate Communication, disclosed that the bus was heading towards Abule Egba from Oshodi when it collided with the commercial motorcycle on the BRT lane. He, however, commiserated with the families of the deceased that lost their loved ones to the heavy impact.

The Head of Corporate Communication further confirmed the report that the rider of the motorcycle utilized lane dedicated to their buses without headlight around

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The bodies of the late Okada rider and passenger have been taken away by the state’s emergency team to be deposited at the morgue, while the case is presently under investigation.

The bus has also been confiscated by the police until the inquiry is concluded. The IPO in charge of the case has requested that the Transport Services should give the police 48 hours for the victims’ families to show up.

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