Moving train kills motorcyclist in Oshodi
By Felix Kuyinu
A motorcyclist has been killed in an accident as train crushed the driver with his bike along PWD, Oshodi.
The accident was confirmed by the Lagos State District Manager of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Jerry Oche, who stated that the calamitous event happened due to non-adherence to railway cautions by the deceased.
Oche disclosed that several precautionary warnings have been rendered to pedestrians in the area but many have been ignorant about them.
He said that the incident, which happened in the morning, involved an Ijoko-Apapa train at the level crossing where the motorcyclist refused to stop for the moving train.
“We have warned passers-by, motorists and other road users to stay away from railway tracks. Railway track is a very dangerous place to toy with; everything involved is iron both the rail tracks and the train itself.
“I learnt that he was trying to outsmart the train before he was crushed by the moving train. It’s an unfortunate incident.”
Oche stated that it is imperative for road users to learn from such incident and exercise patience at the railway level crossings across the state.
The NRC District Manager said that the remains of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary, while the police were working towards contacting his family.