10 Persons Escape Death In Lagos Accident
Talk about banning yellow commercial buses popularly referred to as Danfo in Lagos State, some persons will say it is not necessary, but auto accidents involving these Danfo buses have continued to occur.
These accidents are becoming very frequent and most times they are caused by human errors, some that should not have occurred at all.
May be the State government should gradually begin with those Danfo buses that look like vehicles meant for the dust bins.
At least 10 people escaped death on Wednesday when a commercial bus lost control in Sabo area of Ikorodu, a community in Lagos State.
Witnesses said the break of the bus failed and the driver consequently lost control, hitting another vehicle in front of him.
A woman, who was one of the two passengers in the front seats, sustained a serious injury in her legs.
Passengers in the front seats were unable to come out of the vehicle after the accident occurred.
Passers-by had to force the door open and destroyed the burnet before they could come out.
Plan To Float New Buses
This is occurring days after Governor Akinwumi Ambode said he would stop the operations of Danfo buses in Lagos State.
The state government is planning to introduce a new transport system that will befit the mega city.
"When I wake up in the morning and see all these yellow buses and see Okada and all kinds of tricycles and then we claim we are a mega city, that is not true and we must first acknowledge that that is a faulty connectivity that we are running.
“Having accepted that, we have to look for the solution and that is why we want to banish yellow buses this year. We must address the issue of connectivity that makes people to move around with ease and that is where we are going.
“For instance, people going from Ikorodu to CMS have started leaving
their cars at home because the buses are very convenient and so why
can’t we do that for other places? Yes, we don’t have the money to do
that but we can go to the capital market and then improve on the
technology of collection of fares and that will encourage investors and
then the city will change,” Governor Ambode said in February.
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