Hit-and-run BRT bus injures LAWMA official's private part

An official of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and two others are presently in precarious conditions after a BRT blue bus hit them on the Iponri Bridge in Lagos.

The LAWMA staff, who was said to have his manhood injured, is a cleaner with the environmental body.

An eyewitness told journalists at the scene of the accident that the driver of the blue bus heading towards CMS on the Island lost control and hit the people.

Akinola Ibrahim, who was working with the injured man, said that his colleague was sweeping the road when the bus hit him and the two passersby.

"The impact is much; the private part of one of the men was affected. He was bleeding seriously while the two others were unconscious. The driver refused to stop after hitting them," he said.

The accident brought traffic on the ever-busy road to a standstill for several hours.

A policeman from the Iponri Divisional Headquarters, Sgt. Chimweke Zik, who was at the scene, said that his men tried to stop the driver without success.

"The driver of the BRT bus failed to stop after injuring the three people. We immediately deployed our patrol team to go after the driver and arrest him."

Zik said the victims, who were seriously injured, had been taken to the hospital for necessary medical attention.

"We phoned the Critical Rescue Ambulance to come and take the victims to the General Hospital on the Island for medical attention," he added.