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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Graphic photo: LAGBUS crushes soldier to death in Lagos

This horrible accident happened yesterday Monday Sept. 23rd along the Alaka/Costain crossover bridge in Surulere. The driver of one of the buses in the state mass transit scheme lost control of his bus and crashed into a soldier riding a motorcyle on the express. The yet-to-be identified soldier was cut almost into two by the bus. (Too graphic...but will show you just one pic).

According to a source who witnessed the accident, the driver was on top speed when he lost control of the vehicle as he approached a bad spot on the dilapidated bridge. The driver, while trying to avoid the bad spot, swerved to the left pinning the soldier on the railing of the bridge. The bus dragged the soldier for a bit and cut through his bowel.

Eyewitnesses said the soldier, who died on the spot, was carrying a woman on the back seat of the motorcycle, and was flung away from the impact of the collision. She survived the crash but is in a critical condition in the hospital. The driver of the bus fled the scene after seeing the extent of the damage and so did the passengers of the bus a few minutes later, fearing attack from soldiers.

See a pic after the cut. *Very graphic so be warned*



86 comments:

Anonymous said...

This silly heavy bus I dislike... May his soul RIP.
~D great anonymous!

sandra ijeme dickson said...

Dis is so sad.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Ds so sad! RIP! God hlp us nd direct our footsteps! Frst to commnt tho

ᶥᵗˢ didi said...

Gosh dis is terrible! May God deliver us from evil esp in dis mber month. May his soul RIP.

Anonymous said...

This terrible, all ds Lagos driver and cocaine.

Anonymous said...

Chei so sad...may God grant d family of d deceased d hrt to take d pain.nd also d driver of d lagbus shud nt blame himself too much cos no b him fault say d bus loose control......eko oni baje ooo

Anonymous said...

Chei so sad...may God grant d family of d deceased d hrt to take d pain.nd also d driver of d lagbus shud nt blame himself too much cos no b him fault say d bus loose control......eko oni baje ooo

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jesus christ..may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Gosh horrible. How did d Driver loose control? I thought that Motorbikes(Okada) were banned in Lagos highways? But this Police n Soldiers are still allowed 2 Ride Okada on d Highways!!!! Waiting 2 Hear BRF Speech.
Mz Beckhy

jigga said...

Dear Gov Fashola, your BRT bus drivers are more reckless than molue and danfo drivers, they always think with that private lane assigned to them, they are above the law. Another BRT bus crushed a car last night around 9pm along Ojota-Maryland link Bridge.They dont even care about the passengers they carry not to talk of other cars on the road, they have no speed limit sef. Another failed Project

Ebukah Nzeji said...

I saw the scene yesterday on my way to Apapa. It was a sorry sight indeed.

prettysilvia said...

Just so so sad!!!! Nd so ends d story of his life.nd like I always ask just like dat?

Anonymous said...

Nawa ooo...this is really sad. God help us.

Eugenia Ekeji said...

May God help us. I saw this yesterday but the body has been removed b4 i got there.

Ime Sampson said...

This is sad and probably one of the reasons small motorcycles were advised to stay off these bridges.

ANYA IKENGA said...

Tot they banned okada. Was he driving with millitary might? IMPUNITY! May his soul rest in peace.

Niyi Daramola said...

HOW DID THIS GUYS DO THIS??? (PHOTO)

McQ said...

Very Sad! May his soul rest in peace.

BELLA! said...

Poor guy. *sad* may His soul RIP. Amen. Life z a mirage

Anonymous said...

Rip...... May God direct every footsteps we make *sad*

Anonymous said...

Jeez,wot? God pls alwayz protect us from evil oooooo RIP so sad

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!! D driver shuld be fished out and dealth with severely.most of d lagbus drivers speed so much just as if they hv spare life they are always outta control,u can't evn complain abt dia drivin they just insult u...d lagbus accident is gettin 2much .*sad*

ttp.com said...

Haaaaaa so pathetic, may he rest in d bossom of thy lord.

Anonymous said...

My God I saw the incident,it cause serious traffic this BRT buses r so rough dey act like dey r riding a train.all this commecial bus drivers drive wit d influence of alcohol,its terrible.may his soul rest in peace!what a life.
-popogal.

Anonymous said...

Jeeeeeeesu,ds so sad!

Anonymous said...

Holy moses !

goodnews gamage said...

Rest in peace ,

Anonymous said...

Sad....R.I.P.

goodnews gamage said...

May his soul rest in the bosom of the lord

stainless udekwe said...

Wat a pity may his gentle soul rest in peace

stainless udekwe said...

Linda post my comment I beg u in Gods name

Anonymous said...

THOUGHT OKADA HAS BEEN RESTRAINED FROM THE HIGH WAY. ABI NA CUS HE BE SOLDIER?????. MAY HIS SOUL IN PEACE.

Anonymous said...

What is it with drivers and speed in this country? (Speeding to no where). If we take statistics of those who die on our roads, we'll see that People generally live longer in other countries cos they have speed limits, these laws should be enforced here too. *Posh Totty*

Anonymous said...

THOUGHT OKADA HAS BEEN BANNED FROM THE HIGHWAYS. ABI NA CUS HE BE SOLDIER?????. MAY HIS SOUL IN PEACE.

angelite said...

OoooopssS.......may his soul rest in peace.....crazy bus drivers

Anonymous said...

And the show continues ..... Who is to blame for this the BRT ? The soldier ? Or the government . I think it all 3 buh mostly the govment and soldier... State goverment is still demanding for spendings it made on federal roads ... This is a scenario or bonario (if u like)of why their should be no delay in governance . The soldier played tete (gamble) after been enlightened with his life .... Sorry I don't cry for such..........

judith udodi said...

Dis is really sad. May his soul rest in peace...Amen

Anonymous said...

No now, what kind of "lost control" is that?! If he swerved just to avoid a bad spot, then he should have looked at his mirror. You say "lost control" as if his brakes failed or something. The guy was in full control, but driving in the typical lunatic manner of lagos bus drivers. May his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Fashola needs to caution this lag bus/brt drivers,they drive recklessly&overspeed&that is very bad. They should be given a speed limit&also checked for sanity&alchohol usage. The driver of that bus should be sacked&arrested. May the soul of the soldier RIP!

adeniyi opemipo said...

this is horibble. . God have mercy


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Anonymous said...

Dis is scary,may God forgv his scene nd avert such death frm de rest of us

Anonymous said...

Abi o my dear na true u talk jare

jasmine said...

God help us o...what is this? Okada has been bannned yet the soldier rode it. Even the yeye BRT driver was overspeeding. Na wa o

STEPHENIE AY said...

Ooh!!!!!!! My God,God hve mercy on us all and may He kep on guiding us,may his soul RIP. Amen.

hilary obiorah said...

May he rest in peace. Nigeria and their bad roads.

jasmine said...

Mz Linda Ikeji, better post my comment else the husband I wanna give u, I'll take him back. Ogini?

Anonymous said...

Big fool....u just never know wen to quit the silly jokes....Daft skull

Anonymous said...

May his gentle soul rest in Peace! very sad! Lord have mercy! Lives have no value in Nigeria!

Anonymous said...

Big fool...u just never know wen to quit d silly jokes...Daft skull

Anonymous said...

Brt bus drivers don't hav speed limit @ all, when ever I'm on that bus I always pray to God....Gov fashola pls do somethn about ur Brt drivers with their over speeding life has no duplicate thank you...May his soul rest in peace.amen

Anonymous said...

Really pathetic....same way no one will attend ur funeral latest dis month end...ode

Anonymous said...

Really pathetic....same way no one will attend ur funeral latest dis month end....ode

Chisom said...

I know that mistakes happen but generally speaking it is time Fashola and the FRSC punish their own. These BRT and Lagbus drivers are mad. Knowing they drive heavy and long buses and our roads are "fantastic", they drive like they are racing. They bully other road users. They move from one lane to the other without stoppping, checking. I almost got crushed by one of the lagbus drivers at Jibowo, yaba and the scariest part was that I had my just turned 3 month old baby in the car. My car was literally dented from front to back. I almost stabbed the driver to death. After all the complains and police, nothing happened...it all ended with sorry. God help us all.

musty said...

may his gentle soul RIP.--M.U.S

Joshe El-Mero said...

Jeez!! Lord have mercy!

Joshe El-Mero said...

God have mercy!!

Anonymous said...

Fashola won't say anything cos he banned motorcycles in Lagos long time ago. D soldier isn't above d law. RIP anyway.

Michael said...

This reckless Lagbus/BRT drivers. hmmmmmm. RIP Soldier.

Anonymous said...

Then whose fault is it? I assume you don't drive else you won't make such an insensitive comment.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:04 did you read your comment before posting? I doubt it. Explains why its meaningless just like the writer

orekelewa said...

so pathetic..... may his soul rest in peace. and for you prince charming, have u know shame at all? Linda, its high time you correct him.....haba

orekelewa said...

so pathetic..... may his soul rest in peace. and for you prince charming, have u know shame at all? Linda, its high time you correct him.....haba

Anonymous said...

Unfortunate incident but this will be a recurring theme. Prayers alone are not enough!! There needs to a big overhaul in our consciousness and lack of awareness to simple risk mitigating measures. Poor soul!

Anonymous said...

If it were a civilian riding a byk on d highway , d military man wld av sed its against d law , wld av even seized d byk ... De make d law & break it .. Fuck em all .. No love (˘̯˘ )

Anonymous said...

On a 2nd note, motorcycles have been banned frm such roads,,what on earth was he fnking?? Well, may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

May his soul Rest in Peace. Corporal Saliu was a wonderful and kind soldier in the medical corps, helping to save lives as a medical aide. i (a civilian) had the astute privilege of working alongside him at the Nigerian Army Hospital Yaba. He was the epitome of what a dedicated loyalist and upright Military Citizen should be. In his company you would feel at ease, as if to say he was a fellow civilian at heart, despite his background, he endeared himself to his profession, his oath and his religion. He leaves behind a wife and children.

I implore the Government to fix that road, one cannot continue to point fingers or apportion blame now. A great soul has been lost. May there be solace in our prayers and a swift response from the authorities to prevent such re-occurrence on our roads.

Salute Saliu.
Adieu Oga Mi ( AS HE WAS FONDLY CALLED)

We will miss you.

bashir ajibade said...

This BRT driver reckless driving is so alarming just last week innocent man was kill... three cars was crushed... now an Army... Opeifa , Fashola you need to adress the the state... if it were MOLUE drivers causing Accident... i know a law must av been enforced... Wicked people

Anonymous said...

L/CPL Saliu RIP 2 u. The Army Dental center, 68 Miliary Hospial Yaba has lost a Brave man in Military circe. RIP... Crying .... Meet u last riding home on sunday after ur duty bye Ogemi

Anonymous said...

Oga saliu I will miss u so much I just remembered wen u paid 4 my lab coat @ d clinic.d pop nd acrylic u gav 2 me 2 practice wit very sure d dental dept will miss u

Anonymous said...

You sieze Okada from innocent people, sell it to your selves because your a law enforcement officer and you wonder why you die on them or get hit by a car...Karma is a bitch

Anonymous said...

Too Bad!The problem is the Government. How can a BRIDGE that evreyone passes be braking and no one is saying anything? SHAME!!!!

If they dont do it, many things will happen. May be the Governor is the NEXT!

Anonymous said...

I was actually driving on the opposite side of the road, (i.e inward Lagos Island), there was this horrendous traffic on the bridge at about 8.25am. Suddenly I heard screeching metal sound from the other side of the road and looked out, and saw a red BRT Bus obviously out of control, come to a halt at the edge of the bridge, slated across the road. Then I looked again and I saw the solider sandwiched between the edge of the bridge and the BRT Bus, he raised his head for what seemed like a second after the bus came to a halt, then his head fall backward and I knew instantly that he just died, for the first time I saw an adult die. Life is so fragile, life is so very short! I was mentally scared by this incident. I wept for the solider who just passed on even though I didn't know who he was. May his soul find eternal rest. I lost the zeal for work and Monday morning rush, because I saw how close eternity could be, are you ready for eternity?

angel said...

The soldiers seem to think that they are above d law..i often wonder if and when an accident happens perhaps its their uniforms and guns that will protect them instead of a helmet and keeping the heck off the highways!

Anonymous said...

Prince charming you are pathetic! How on earth will you use a pic like this?

Anonymous said...

Jeez, dats Harsh, may his Soul RIP IJN.

etochi21 said...

So sad...

BLOGLORD said...

Jesus! This is so gross! May his soul rip

dr. teeth said...

How can you say the soldier,is at fault,pls shut d heck up and don't say what you blady don't know nufin about,the man was on his way to work,hes a store keeper at military hospital yaba and his okada was not for commercial use,it transports him from his home in apapa to work. Oga Saliu may ur peaceful soul rest in peace, you are greatly missed in the dental dept.

Anonymous said...

when stuffs like dis happens, pple shld mind d way dey comment to tins, afterall deir comment aint neccessary, fashola only banned commercial motorcycle not private owns, and i doubt if there is a service lane on dat road and even if there is there is notin bad riding on d highway on a motorcycle either with ur spouse or someone u knw. May dat soldier soul rest in peace. Dat m man who fleed sould be dealth with appropriately, bcos he is d one who went against d law. There is a speed limit on eeveryroad in lagos. Oh great Fashola, i wonder what he will do.

bhenjarmeen said...

I think it's God that knows best.......so ehm.....saying whose Fault it is only makes it seem as if u don't make Mistakes.......so just Perchee nd let God conclude.......

bhenjarmeen said...

I know it's God that knows best........so ehm saying whose Fault it is is not the right thing to do.......rather let's's pray for him nt to end up in the wrong Place as well as we should pray for. Ourselves cause everybody makes Mistakes

Anonymous said...

may his soul rest in perfect peace and may God console his family

Anonymous said...

OMG ds is so unfortunate may d soul of mr saliu RIP,ND MAY God comfort d families he left bhind.

Anonymous said...

Dental dept miss you so much Oga daily.

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