An official of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has identified reckless driving on the part of the BRT bus driver as the immediate cause of the accident involving a passenger train and BRT bus in Lagos on Thursday.
In a Situation Report on the accident, Oke-Osanyintolu wrote:
“On arrival of the Agency’s response team at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a Viale BRT bus with an unknown registration number and a train was involved in an accident at the above mentioned address.
“Investigation gathered revealed that the immediate cause of the incident was due to 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.
“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”.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed his sadness over the tragic incident.