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BRT bus crushes 5-yr-old boy to death in Lagos

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A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Sunday Bukola, has crushed a five-year-old boy identified as Malik to death.

This medium gathered that the driver crushed the victim, his brother, and his mother as they were trying to cross the BRT lane.

The unfortunate incident occurred at about 1:30 pm at Palmgroove in the Onipanu area of the state on Sunday.

According to a police source, the deceased died instantly while his sibling and mother sustained varying degrees of injuries.

“The bus driver hit the deceased, his mom, and his brother. Their names are Malik, aged 5 years old, and Basit, who is two years old.

“They were crossing the BRT lane at Palm Grove. They were rushed to the hospital, but Malik died on the spot, while Rofiat and Basit were rushed to the hospital, where they were receiving treatment for various degrees of injury.

Meanwhile, when contacted, the spokesman of Lagos State command, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.

He said the driver has been taken into custody and an investigation is ongoing.

He said, “The corpse has been evacuated and deposited at the mortuary. The driver was later arrested and is in police custody, and an investigation is ongoing.”

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