Close shave for 11 persons who escaped death in highway autocrash

A bus had stopped to pick up a passenger on the highway when a sport utility vehicle rammed into it, fortunately no life was lost.

Boboye Olayemi Oyeyemi, Corps Marshall, FRSC.

According to reports, the commercial vehicle was conveying seven persons when the accident occurred at Magboro along the highway.

Fato Richard, one of the passengers in the bus told the Daily Post News that their conveyance had attempted to pick up a passenger by the road when the sport utility smashed into them.

“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.

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

“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," Richard narrated.

The bus conductor, who was one of the occupants injured from the accident blamed the Honda vehicle driver for the unfortunate event.

Fortunately, men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were on hand to transport the victims a hospital.

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