A passenger train has rammed a Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, carrying staff of the Lagos State Government at the Ikeja GRA rail crossing, opposite PWD junction, leading to the death of about two people, while several were seriously injured.
The accident, which occurred in the early hours of Thursday around 7:15am, was said to be the result of the reckless driving of the BRT bus driver, who was trying to beat the traffic signal of the train, when the train rammed into it.
According to one of the sympathisers, the train was coming from Ijoko, in Ogun State when it collided with the BRT bus at the Ikeja GRA rail crossing.
A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated; ”On arrival of the Agency’s response team at the scene of incident, it was discovered a Viale BRT bus with an unknown registration number and a train was involved in an accident.
According to the statement, “Investigation revealed that the immediate cause of the incident was due to the 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.
It further stated; “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.”