Forgive Me – Lagos BRT Driver In Train Crash Begs Victims
In the incident on Thursday at the PWD/ Shogunle railway line on the Agege motorway in Lagos that resulted in a train colliding with the bus, Oluwaseun Osinbajo, the driver of the Lagos State Government staff bus, has apologized.
He pleaded with the accident victims to pardon him.
According to some survivors, Oluwaseun Osinbajo, 44, was driving with his earpiece in while disobeying the flag officers’ orders at the rail line.
The bus’s mechanical malfunction, according to the driver, was to blame for the incident.
It was also reported that the driver, who is employed by the Lagos State Ministry of Transport, had been moved to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department.
Some of his relatives who were waiting for him there reportedly overheard him narrating to them.
“I’m not to blame. How could I have disregarded the signs? He was quoted as saying “The bus had a mechanical issue.
“It’s unfortunate that this occurred. In the name of God, I humbly beg you all to pardon me.
The rail tracks directly across from the PWD Bus Station, Shogunle, Ikeja, were covered in dried blood, broken glass, and wrung metal plates.
Sweaty faces, exhausted breaths, and bloodied bodies struggled to escape the cramped vehicle and reach the rays of the rising sun above.
Residents earlier witnessed in horror as a staff bus carrying passengers traveling from Ikotun to the Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, collided with an approaching train, pushing the passengers several meters away before coming to a stop.
Additionally, Ejes Gist News Nigeria learned that the BRT driver had entered the rail track despite warnings from level crossing flaggers and other drivers not to do so because a train was approaching.
Many of the casualties were transported by emergency personnel to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja GRA.
On the bus, about 79 of the 85 passengers were revived, treated for various wounds, and then transported to Gbagada General Hospital, Agege General Hospital, and the trauma center near the state’s toll gate.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu revealed that 85 people were involved in the accident, of whom 42 had moderate injuries, 29 had serious injuries, and eight had mild injuries in a press conference shortly after visiting the injured at LASUTH.
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