An early morning accident on the Iponri Bridge in Lagos, involving a bus on the fleet of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), has left three people, including a street cleaner with LAWMA in critical condition.
A witness told newsmen at the scene of the accident that the driver of the bus which was heading towards CMS on the island lost control and hit the people. Mr Akinola Ibrahim, an official of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said his colleague was sweeping the road when the bus hit him and two passersby.
“The impact is much; the private part of one of the men was affected. He was bleeding seriously while the other two were unconscious. The driver refused to stop after hitting them,’’ he said.
It was gathered that the accident brought traffic on the ever-busy road to a standstill for several hours.
A policeman from the Iponri Divisional Headquarters, Sgt. Chimweke Zik, who was at the scene, told newsmen that his men tried to stop the driver without success.