The timely response of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has averted a disaster that could have led to loss of lives as it swiftly and promptly responded to a train accident at Ilupeju Bye-pass, Ilupeju, on Tuesday, May 10.
Upon the arrival of the Response Team at the scene, it was observed that a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number EKY 888 XW and a train had a collision at the aforementioned address.
The cause of the incident was due to the reckless driving of the bus driver.
Further information gathered at the scene revealed that all vehicles were stopped at the railway crossing but the driver refused to obey the traffic officers at the scene thereby ramming into the moving train.
Fortunately, there was no record of loss of lives but two adult males sustained injury and were administered First aid treatment by the Agency’s Paramedics before being taken to the General hospital for further medical attention.
The bus was recovered off the railway with the aid of the Agency’s light tow-truck and was taken to Railway Police Station, Mushin, thereby restoring the rail track to normalcy.
Other responders at the scene were the Nigeria Police Force, LASTMA Officers, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps.