Mystery of how 2 vehicles collided with train, and casualties minimal

Two vehicles, including a passenger bus and an SUV rammed into a moving train around the PWD area of Oshodi on September 14.

The passenger bus first collided with the train while the SUV which had a driver and a passenger first collided with the train, and the train dragged both vehicles over a distance before it stopped.

According to the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the bus conveying the passengers, suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train.

“Additional investigations reveal that a second vehicle, a highlander, was also involved in the collision and its passengers, two adult males, sustained serious injuries before being transported to the LASUTH. One of the victims has since lost his life and had been placed in the hospital morgue while the other is still undergoing treatment,’ he said.

The agency received distress calls around 8.12 am on the incident.

He said upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a commercial bus, GGE 972 GE, with six passengers veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter train.

“The bus and the Jeep were then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt. The Agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and one life was lost. Casualties have been provided with on-site medical care and discharged. A 20-year-old boy that sustained severe injuries was taken to LASUTH for further treatment

He advised the public, especially drivers of commuter buses, to obey traffic regulations to prevent injuries and transport delays.