More than 100 Lagosians escape death as two BRT vehicles collide

12/11/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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Over 100 passengers escaped death as two BRT vehicles collided in Lagos. One of the buses ran into the other while passengers were alighting. See the cause!

Tragedy was averted as two Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles collided in the mile 12 area of Lagos State – passengers on board made it out alive with injuries on Monday, December 9, 2019.

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A vehicle with brake problems is not road worthy

Naijauto gathered that the buses were headed for Ikorodu when the accident occurred at about 9:00 pm. One of the buses (250) had stopped by the bridge for passengers to alight when the other bus (200) ran into it after its brake had failed. Driver of bus 200 who pleaded anonymity reportedly stated that he had informed the management about the bus’s brake problem, but was compelled to work with it.

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A passenger aboard one of the vehicles said that the damage caused by the accident was not grievous because the moving bus was not on high speed. According to her, she and other passengers on the bus were castigating the driver for driving slowly. If he had listened to them and increased his speed, the story would have been a hard one to tell.

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The passengers were stranded after the crash

Indeed, it is good to drive within the recommended speed limits as it reduces the rate of casualties in a crash.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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