A commercial bus driver, Raheem Bolarinwa, has died after a tin-tomato laden truck fell on his bus in the Mushin area of Lagos.
It was gathered that the truck driver, who was driving against traffic, had hit a median while trying to take a U-turn.
The truck reportedly lost its balance and fell on the bus, which was parked at the bus stop.
Bolarinwa was said to be calling passengers into the bus when the incident happened on Sunday.
It was learnt that after the 35-year-old was confirmed dead, the yet-to-be-identified truck driver fled the scene of the accident.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the accident happened around 5.47am, adding that but for the intervention of various authorities, hoodlums would have carted away with the content of the truck.
He said, “The accident happened on Sunday morning. The Volvo truck, with number plate, AAA 689 XV, was loaded with tin tomatoes. The truck driver was driving against traffic and while trying to make a U-turn, he crashed into a median.