14 September, 2020
- The governor of Lagos State and the Minister of Transportation were this evening at the scene of the accident involving a train and two vehicles.
The duo arrived the accident scene in order to assess the spot where the incident occurred.
The accident claimed one life with seven persons sustaining various injuries.
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi have visited the scene of the accident which occurred on Monday involving a train and two vehicles at PWD area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
A train collided with two vehicles on Monday morning, with one person killed and seven others injured.
Sanwo-Olu and Amaechi arrived the scene of the accident on Monday evening to get on the spot assessment of the incident.
The accident occurred around 8:12am on Monday.
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Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed that one person died and seven others injured.
He said the two vehicles 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 a total of 8 passengers, 6 with minor injuries were provided with on-site medical care while two (2) males, including a 20-year-old sustained severe injuries and were taken to LASUTH for further treatment. The other adult male subsequently lost his life.
“The accidented vehicles were recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s Light rescue equipment while traffic management measures were put in place by the emergency responders, alongside Taskforce officials and Nigeria Police,” he said.
Oke-Osanyintolu said members of the public, especially drivers of commuter buses were reminded to obey traffic regulations to prevent loss of lives, injuries and transport delays.
He advised all vehicles to stop at level crossing and refrain from the dangerous habit of thinking they could smartly cross even when the train was already approaching.