Update: BRT vehicle touched after commercial bus driver dies in head on collision

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle, which collided with a commercial vehicle on Wednesday morning in Lagos leading to the death of the driver has been set ablaze.

The collision, which occurred on the Ifako Bridge inwards Ogudu on the Oworonsoki Expressway, led to the death of the commercial bus driver after his bus somersaulted.

According to an eyewitness, the fully loaded commercial bus was coming from Lagos Island and heading to the Ojodu Berger area of the state when the accident occurred.

On hearing of the death of the commercial driver, whose body was lying beside the upturned bus, hoodlums in the area quickly set the BRT bus ablaze.

This resulted in a gridlock that stretched to the Car Wash bus stop area between Gbagada and Oworonshoki.

Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, Adebayo Taofik, confirmed the accident.

He said LASTMA officers were on the ground controlling the traffic that was building in order to clear the road for easy movement for commuters.

He also said traffic police officers were deployed to ensure the free flow of traffic on the expressway

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