Tragedy in Meiran: Danfo Driver Kills Private Car Owner in One-Way Drive


A commercial bus driver, Thursday morning, fatally struck a privately-owned car while the driver of the car was travelling against the flow of traffic in the vicinity of Meiran in Lagos State.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr Bolaji Oreagba, confirmed the incident while speaking on the regrettable occurrence, stated that a Volkswagen commercial bus driver who was driving against the traffic on a one-way road collided with a private automobile.

He said that the Honda Civic’s driver sustained a significant neck injury, which led to his immediate death, and that this was confirmed by LASTMA representatives present at the site of the collision.

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“The LASTMA officials, as first emergency responders, later confirmed that the dead driver was living inside Meiran Estate, which is close to the scene of the accident and handed over the corpse of the deceased to his family from the estate”, he added.

Oreagba said that the driver of the VW commercial bus fled the scene of the collision as soon as it accident occurred, even though both vehicles have subsequently been taken off the road to ensure other road users to pass freely.

This is coming just after the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited survivors of the train-bus collision at LASUTH, with six feared dead and several severely injured. He expressed his sadness over the unfortunate incident and sympathised with the victims.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was accompanied by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola and members of the State Executive Council, said investigation is ongoing on the accident. He disclosed that the driver of the bus is currently in the custody of the Police.

Oreagba emphasised the necessity for all drivers and vehicle owners in the state to stop breaching traffic regulations, notably by going the other way on a one-way street.


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