The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed an incident at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos where a passenger vehicle with six passengers collided with a moving commuter train.
The vehicle was said to have suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train which was in motion.
Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The agency received distress calls at 8.12 am. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger motor GGE 972 GE with six passengers had veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter train.
“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt”.
LASEMA was able to successfully extricate the passengers while the wreckage of the bus has been removed to allow the free flow of commuter traffic.
Although no life was lost in the accident, the casualties have been provided with on-site medical care and discharged.
Members of the public, especially drivers of commuter buses are reminded to obey traffic regulations to prevent injuries and transport delays.