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Bus driver kills car owner in Lagos

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A yet-to-be identified private car owner was killed Thursday by a commercial bus driver while driving against traffic (one-way) around Meiran area of Lagos State.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority in a statement said a Volkswagen commercial bus driver with registration no EPE 964XX while driving one-way with high speed collided with a private car, Honda Civic EPE 666 BC.

The LASTMA spokesman, Adebayo Taofiq, said the accident, according to one the agency’s officials, Ajanlekoko Anthony, occurred around 9:30am.

He said the driver of the Honda Civic car sustained serious neck injury and died instantly in a pool of blood.

“It was confirmed that the dead driver was living inside Meiran Estate which is very close to the scene of the accident

“The LASTMA officials who were first emergency responders handed over the corpse to his relatives who came out from the estate.

“Both vehicles were immediately removed from the road to pave way for free vehicular movement to other road users.

“While the driver of the Volkswagen commercial bus that took one-way ran away, vehicles were handed over to policemen from Meiran Police Station,” he said.

The General Manager, LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, however warned motorists (private/commercial) to desist from disobeying traffic laws particularly driving against traffic.