A man was this afternoon, crushed to death by a passenger bus on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane as he attempted to cross the road at Irawo Bus Stop, Ikorodu Road, Lagos.
The unidentified man was knocked down by a Primero bus as he tried to cross the expressway at 12:10 p.m.
An eyewitness mentioned that the man used the the double- lane road, which is used exclusively by the Primero buses, for a one way road.
Another witness who identified himself as Wale stated that he lives around the neighborhood and as close to the scene of the accident when it happened.
“I live in the neighbourhood. I was standing at the Irawo bus-stop layby when the accident happened. The guy was trying to cross the road, unfortunately the BRT was speeding. Immediately it hit the guy, the guy fell and rolled under the BRT and was crushed. That was how we discovered that he was dead.
“We picked up his phone and tried to call his parents or family but just one person responded. We couldn’t gain access to his phone because it had a password. So, we removed the sim card and put it in another phone. The guy didn’t look properly before crossing and actually, there is a bridge just nearby. This place is not meant for crossing.”
Officers of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and the police, who arrived soon after the accident, assisted in crowd control at the scene.
The accident caused a build- up of traffic on both sides of Ikorodu Road.
An attempt by a stick-wielding mob to vandalise Primero buses trapped on the highway was thwarted by policemen from Owode-Onirin Division, Ajegunle.
The Owode-Onirin Divisional Police Officer (DPO), E. Bernard tried to clam the mob and persuaded them to give way for all the vehicles.