21st September, 2010
Barely a day after resumption, a LAMATA bus, this morning, knocked down and killed aÂ school boy in Ketu Area of Kosofe Local Government in Lagos, South West Nigeria.
The boy, P.M.NEWS learnt, was trying to cross the busy Ikorodu expressway and did notÂ know that a speeding mass transit bus was approaching when tragedy struck.
Eyes witnesses told P.M.NEWS that the bus was outside the BRT lane when the incident tookÂ place at about 8.30 a.m. today.
The boy, whose identity could not be ascertained at the time of going to press, was aboutÂ eight years old and was not accompanied by any adult, witnesses said.
A stoneâ€™s throw from where the incident happened, there is pedestrian bridge barely usedÂ by commuters who just cross the road while running, hoping they will not be knocked downÂ by speeding vehicles.
â€œIt reminds me of what the musician said that everything is scattered in the country.Â Look at this situation. The boy was trying to cross the expressway unaccompanied. The busÂ lane was not on the BRT lane. The boy did not use the pedestrian bridge. And now, he isÂ killed,â€ an eye witness said.
Eyes witnesses said that the boyâ€™s corps was taken to the BRT headquarters in Ojota.