An unnamed commercial bus driver was on Wednesday confirmed dead in an accident involving two yellow-colored vehicles known as ‘danfo’ and a government-owned BRT bus.
The accident, which occurred around the Ogudu area of Lagos State, grounded vehicular movement and caused snake-like gridlock along the ever-busy axis connecting the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Spokesman for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq blamed the accident on speeding by the buses.
“The accident involved a BRT bus and two commercial buses,” he said.
“One of the drivers of the commercial buses died on the spot. There are passengers with minor injuries.
He said though the rain compounded the gridlock on the axis LASTMA officials have been deployed to the accident scene to manage the traffic.