3 escape death as commercial bus crashes into shop in Lagos

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By OLASUNKANMI AKONI

LAGOS — As Lagos business life gradually returned after the yuletide, no fewer than three people escaped death by the whiskers, yesterday, when a commuter bus veered off the road at the ever busy Awolowo Road in Ikeja and rammed into a boutique.

The accident occurred at about 11 a.m when the commuter bus with number plate Lagos XU 272 AGL, suddenly crashed into shop 10 and 11 in new Ikeja garage and destroyed the entrance door and wares on display in front of the shop.

The shop attendant and two other bystanders, escaped unhurt as they quickly fled the scene.

According to an eye witness who identified himself as David Lateef, “We were in front of our shop when a commercial bus just cleared a woman off the road into the drainage channel before brushing two others into the shop.”

Another unidentified woman said: “God saved my life. I was very close to the woman who was knocked down by the reckless driver before he climbed the pavement and destroyed this shop. I really thank God.”

The accident resulted into a traffic gridlock as passers-by took over the road.

However, police officers from Ikeja police station were seen assessing the accident with arrangement to tow the vehicle to the station.

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