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BRT vehicle kills woman in Lagos

BRT vehicle kills woman in Lagos

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Oluwatobi Akindele

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

The incident, which occurred on Monday around 9.30am, was said to have led to the death of the yet-to-be-identified woman.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the woman was trying to cross from Palmgrove side to the other side of the road when the incident occurred.

A source said, “She first got into the BRT lane before crossing the rest of the highway; but an oncoming BRT bus knocked her down and she died on the spot.”

The Chief Security Officer of Primero Nigeria Limited, the manager of the Lagos BRT vehicles, Cletus Okodolor, said the firm was searching for the family of the deceased.

He said, “There was no mobile phone on her to get in touch with her family and we have not been able to identify her.

“We are hoping that if her family don’t get to see her by the end of the day, they will report to the police.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said the case was reported to the Ilupeju Police Station and investigation into the matter was underway.

“The driver bolted immediately after the accident, but we will get him,” he added.

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