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Accident On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, 11 Escape Death

Lets watch it on the wheels please, reports of accident on the increase lately. Eleven people escaped death by a whisker on Wednesday after a Honda CR-V Sport Utility Vehicle ran into an 18-seater commercial bus on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The accident occurred around Magboro. It was gathered that the commercial bus was conveying seven passengers to Ketu, Lagos.

The driver had parked by the roadside to pick another passenger when the speeding Honda SUV rammed into it.

The impact lifted the bus off the ground before it landed on its side.

The SUV driver hit his face against the steering, sustaining injuries, while some of the passengers in the commercial bus also sustained varying degrees of injury and were rushed to a hospital.

A passenger, Mr. Fato Richard, told Punch that, “The bus driver had parked to pick a passenger when we heard a loud bang. The SUV had hit us. Within a few seconds, our bus tumbled.

“We were able to make use of the available windows of the bus to crawl out. I boarded the bus at Asese, Ogun State, and I was going to Ketu, Lagos. But right now, I’m going back home.”

The bus conductor, simply identified as Afeez, who was also among the injured, blamed the driver of the Honda SUV for the accident.

He said, “As the driver parked and I wanted to open the door for a passenger to get in, we were hit from behind.

“It appeared like the driver of the SUV was sleeping because if he were not, he would have seen our bus. We were not on the road. He veered off to where we were.”

The driver of the Honda SUV and three other occupants were taken to a hospital in a taxi.

The injured passengers of the commercial bus were also taken for treatment with the help of men of the Federal Road Safety Corps and some policemen who got to the scene in good time.

Lets watch it on the wheels please, reports of accident on the increase lately. Eleven people escaped death by a whisker on Wednesday after a Honda CR-V Sport Utility Vehicle ran into an 18-seater commercial bus on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The accident occurred around Magboro. It was gathered that the commercial bus was conveying seven passengers to Ketu, Lagos.

The driver had parked by the roadside to pick another passenger when the speeding Honda SUV rammed into it.

The impact lifted the bus off the ground before it landed on its side.

The SUV driver hit his face against the steering, sustaining injuries, while some of the passengers in the commercial bus also sustained varying degrees of injury and were rushed to a hospital.

A passenger, Mr. Fato Richard, told Punch that, “The bus driver had parked to pick a passenger when we heard a loud bang. The SUV had hit us. Within a few seconds, our bus tumbled.

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“We were able to make use of the available windows of the bus to crawl out. I boarded the bus at Asese, Ogun State, and I was going to Ketu, Lagos. But right now, I’m going back home.”

The bus conductor, simply identified as Afeez, who was also among the injured, blamed the driver of the Honda SUV for the accident.

He said, “As the driver parked and I wanted to open the door for a passenger to get in, we were hit from behind.

“It appeared like the driver of the SUV was sleeping because if he were not, he would have seen our bus. We were not on the road. He veered off to where we were.”

The driver of the Honda SUV and three other occupants were taken to a hospital in a taxi.

The injured passengers of the commercial bus were also taken for treatment with the help of men of the Federal Road Safety Corps and some policemen who got to the scene in good time.

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