One passenger and two BRT staff have been confirmed dead while an unconfirmed number of persons have been reported injured after a Dangote truck skidded off the road and collided with a BRT bus head on.
The accident happened on Tuesday morning, August 27, 2019, at the Ikorodu area of Lagos.
A Dangote truck jumped from the regular lane on to the BRT lane and hit our bus head-on. There was nothing our driver could do to prevent the accident. Unfortunately, we lost two of our staff and one passenger in the accident,” a statement released by the Primero Boss, Fola Tinubu, said.
While offering his condolences with the families of the victims, Tinubu stated that the authorities are working to apprehend the truck driver, adding that all their vehicles and passengers were fully insured.
Efforts by officials of the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU) are underway to evacuate the wreckage of the vehicles while injured victims have been taken to the hospital.