35-Year-Old Construction Worker Loses Control, Rams Vehicle Into Stationary Bus



A 35-year-old worker of a road construction company (name withheld) has rammed into a stationary commercial bus, injuring three passengers in the process.

Eye witnesses  spoken to by our correspondent who arrived the scene of the accident along Kachia Road about three minutes later, attributed the mishap to negligence on the part of the driver of the Benz C-240.

A vulcanizer, Taiwo Joseph who said he escaped being rammed into by the whiskers, blamed the Benz driver whom he said, was distracted and not concentrating on the wheels.

“This commercial bus here was filled to the brim with passengers heading to Sabon Tasha from Central Market.

“The bus driver packed and called me to guage his tyres, one of which was almost flat.

“As I made to move the hose of my pumping machine to the tyres facing the side of the road, I suddenly heard a bang which sent me and others around the scene running for safety.

“The impact was so much that the Benz almost went into the parked bus, injuring some passengers and the conductor, “he said.

One of the passengers in the bus, Angela Isaac told our correspondent that all  she heard was pandemonium after the bus was hit from behind by the Benz Saloon car which she said was driven by a careless driver who would have caused the deaths of people if not by the intervention of God.

The bus driver AbdulLateef Adelabu who was visibly shaken by the accident expressed surprise on how a human being in his right senses could drive into a stationary vehicle parked off the shoulders of a road.

“I was inside my bus waiting for the vulcanizer whom was being engaged by my conductor in negotiation to gauge our tyres, suddenly I heard a bang whose impacts compressed my bus, causing injuries to three passengers on the head, including my conductor who escaped by a reflex action.

“My bus back windscreen has been completely shattered by the impact that compressed the bus, “he added.

The driver of the Benz C240 4Matic who identified himself as Philip Francis said the car wasn’t his, adding that he was asked to take the car to a mechanic at Old Artillery Barracks( now used as mechanic workshops) few meters away.

Francis explaining further, denied being under the influence of alcohol, insisting that he didn’t see the bus where it was parked beside the  roadside vulcanizer.

 The injured were taken to Saint Gerard Catholic Hospital located about 500 meters away.

Our correspondent reported the arrival of traffic police officers  from Kakuri Area Command about 30 minutes later who after some sketches and record taking on the scene of the accident towed the two vehicles away to the station.


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