Train collides with bus at PWD rail crossing in Lagos

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A train collided with a passenger by at the PWD rail crossing in Ikeja GRA on Monday morning by no.lives were lost in the accident.

Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger vehicle 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 a stretch of the journey y before the train managed to come to a complete halt,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu said there was no loss of lives as the agency was able to extricate the passengers from the bus.

”The Agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and note that there was no loss of life. 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.

However, motorists have complained about the state of the PWD crossing which has and unusual elevated ramp and poor surfacing making the crossing difficult.

Similar rail crossiing at Anifowose and Fagba are even in a worse state and have become effective death traps for road users as small passengers cars have to cross slowly due to the terrible condition of the crossings

TheNewsMatrics reports that vehicles have been trapped on the rail tracks at the Anifowose crossing on several occasions and have had to be lifted free by hand.

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