Admin l Thursday, March 09, 2023
OSHODI, Lagos, Nigeria – At least two passengers have been killed and many injured as a Vilae BRT bus collides with a commuter train at Cappa along Oshodi route in Lagos.
It is not clear what led to the accident but many passengers were seen motionless on the floor, several people injured with many wailing over the uncertainty that pervades the lives of many involved in the accident.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA attributed the accident to reckless driving on the part of the BRT bus driver trying to beat the train traffic signal before the moving train rammed into the bus.
LASEMA confirmed two passengers dead in the incident adding that the injured victims have been transferred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH for treatement.
“On arrival of the agency’s response team at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a Viale BRT bus with an unknown registration number and a train was involved in an accident at the above mentioned address.
“Investigation gathered revealed that the immediate cause of the incident was due to reckless driving on the part of the BRT bus driver while trying to beat the train traffic signal before the moving train rammed into the BRT bus. Unfortunately, two adults were confirmed dead and several people seriously injured.
“The injured victims have been administered first aid treatment by the agency’s medical team (paramedics) and LASAMBUS officials, well stabilized and being transported to trauma center at LASUTH Ikeja for further treatment.
“The agency’s LRT at Cappa alongside LRT at C3, LRU paramedics at C3, Onipanu, Cappa, LASAMBUS officials, Nigeria Police Force, LASTMA, LNSC and Nigerian Army are responders present at the scene of incident”, General Manager of LASEMA Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has said.