Tuesday, 24 September 2013

In Lagos- How A Lagbus Crushed A Soldier To Death

Very tragedy incidence struck the surulere part of the city of Lagos, after a yet-to-be identified soldier was crushed to death by a LAGBUS, one of the buses in the state mass transit scheme.

It happened when the victim riding on a motorcycle alongside a woman behind him, when they ran into a lagbus. The passenger was reportedly flung away by the impact of the collision.

“The driver was on top speed, not knowing the bridge was dilapidated. As he approached a bad spot on the bridge, the vehicle began to swerve dangerously towards the left of the bridge.
“But the driver turned the steering and the soldier, who was on a motorcycle, was pinned to the railing of the bridge. As the bus driver strived to control it, the bus dragged the soldier and cut through his bowel. He died on the spot.”

A Lagos State ambulance, which came to evacuate the deceased, was reportedly chased away by the angry soldiers.

A source said, “The whole place was filled with heavy military presence. Everybody was afraid. The soldiers later called in their own vehicle to carry the corpse. They were armed and looked menacing.”
He said the accident also drew the presence of members of the Federal Road Safety Corps and policemen.

The driver had applied the brake when the incident happened. He was however able to escape without much injuries.

The Managing Director of LAGBUS, Mr. Babatunde Disu, confirmed the incidentadding that the driver as been handed over to the police

He said, “He only ran away as a safety precaution. We have since handed him over to the police for further investigations.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, when contacted, said she was in a meeting and would get back to our correspondent.

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