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Driver dies in auto crash while speeding to beat traffic light in Lagos

A bus driver has died and several of his passengers injured in an accident while speeding to beat traffic light at Marwa Bus-Stop along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos State.

The accident occurred around 10.44am on Saturday when a Volkswagen bus rammed into a Toyota Highlander while trying to beat the traffic light, which was about to turn red, PUNCH reports.

The bus driver was said to have died, while passengers on the bus sustained injuries and were hospitalised.

The Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State, Olusegun Ogungbemigbe, confirmed the accident on Sunday said the Volkswagen bus driver rammed into the Highlander while trying to beat the traffic light, which made the bus to somersault.

“Unfortunately, the bus driver died, while several passengers were injured and taken to a hospital.

“The victims were already rescued by a team of the Lekki Concession Company before the arrival of men of the FRSC.

“The bus was recovered with the aid of the LCC’s tow truck,” he added.

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