SIX persons, including a woman, a Danfo driver and his conductor, were killed in two road crashes in Lagos at the weekend.
Five of them were killed yesterday when a driver believed to be drunk rammed into an 18-seater commercial bus marked KRE 302 XA at the first Lekki Toll Gate. Fourteen were injured.
The sixth victim was killed at Apongbon, Lagos Island when he alighted from his car to help an accident victim.
It was gathered that the driver, who was in a Lexus GX470 Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked KJA615DF, belonging to Triple D Global Resources Limited, was returning from a nightclub. He was said to be driving against traffic.
According to witnesses, the Lexus and the bus tumbled, killing two persons on the spot. Sixteen, including the bus conductor, sustained serious injuries. Three of them, including the conductor died in the hospital, where they were rushed to.
The Lexus driver is said to be unconscious.
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The legs of the bus driver whose name was given as Sarafa aka Baba Ikimo were shattered and parts of his flesh still littered the scene hours after the accident.
There were bloodstains at toll gate lane where the accident occurred. The lane has since been cordoned off. But an official at the toll gate said it would be reopened tomorrow (today).
A witness said the Lexus driver hit some vehicles, including a police van, at the Nigerian Law School bus stop, and was speeding away to escape.
Some hard drugs, a pair of scissors and empty bottles of alcoholic drinks were said to have been found during a search of his vehicle.
A bus conductor at CMS bus stop, who refused to be named, said the late bus driver, who was fondly called Iso, was married and had kids. His body has been taken to his village in Oyo State for burial.
The conductor said the bus was coming from Lakowe in Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area of the state to CMS.
“If the road was not free or if it was much later in the day that the accident happened, the damage would not have been this much. I learnt a lot of people died and others that did not die sustained serious injuries. Some broke their hands, legs and other body parts. I wonder what came over the jeep driver to moved against traffic,” he said.
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