On Thursday morning, the 9th of March 2023, tragedy struck in PWD, Ikeja, Lagos when a train collided with a BRT bus, resulting in multiple fatalities and serious injuries. The incident occurred at a busy intersection, where the train was passing through the railway tracks while the BRT bus was crossing the intersection.
Eyewitnesses told Matter Arising that, the BRT bus driver attempted to beat the train by crossing the tracks before the train arrived, but unfortunately, the train was moving at high speed, and the collision occurred before the bus could clear the tracks. The impact was so severe that the BRT bus was crushed under the train, and several passengers were trapped inside.
Emergency services arrived at the scene within minutes of the accident and worked tirelessly to rescue the injured passengers from the wreckage. The injured were quickly transported to nearby hospitals for treatment, and the bodies of the deceased were taken to the morgue.
The aftermath of the accident was chaotic, with angry onlookers blaming the BRT bus driver for his reckless driving and the authorities for not implementing better safety measures at the intersection. The authorities urge people to remain calm and assuring them that a thorough investigation would be carried out to determine the cause of the accident.
This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for drivers to exercise caution while driving. The authorities must take proactive measures to improve safety at busy intersections and educate drivers on the importance of obeying traffic rules and regulations.
The train and BRT bus collision in PWD, Ikeja, Lagos on the 9th of March 2023 is a devastating incident that has resulted in several fatalities and serious injuries. We extend our condolences to the families of the deceased and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. It is crucial that the authorities take swift action to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.