BRT vehicle kills woman in Lagos

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A yet-to-be-identified woman has been knocked down by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)vehicle at the Irawo end of the Ikorodu Road, Lagos State.

The accident, which occurred on Sunday, was said to have resulted in the death of the woman.

he woman was trying to cross to the other side of the road when she was hit by the bus.

According to an eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the driver ran over the woman after he had knocked her down, adding that the driver fled the scene immediately.

The eyewitness stated, “She first got onto the BRT lane before crossing the rest of the highway, but an oncoming BRT bus knocked her down. My guess is that the driver did not see her run onto the lane because after he had knocked her down, he still ran over her.

“The driver ran away immediately he realised what he had done. There is a pedestrian bridge around where the accident occurred. The victim appeared pregnant, maybe that explains why she could not use the bridge.”

It was gathered that the woman was dead by the time the Lagos State Ambulance Service personnel arrived.

When the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, was contacted, he promised to get back to our correspondent. He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.

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