NEMA Reacts As Train Collides With BRT Bus In Lagos
The driver of the Lagos State Government Workers’ official bus that crashed into a train at the PWD bus stop on Thursday morning has commenced psychiatric, psychological and drug tests.
According to the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Railway Police Command, Yetunde Longe, the driver of the crushed BRT was arrested after the incident by the operatives of the command……Continue Reading
It was learnt that apparently, the driver ignored warnings from the Nigeria Railway Corporation flagman and other drivers.
Longe disclosed the development to pressmen on Thursday evening at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where injured victims were rushed to.
According to the railway police boss, the driver was on Thursday evening brought to LASUTH for the test in preparation for possible prosecution…..Continue Reading
Longe disclosed that “Presently, we are with the driver, we are handing him over for medical examination because there was a flag officer at the railway crossing flagging him down, but he refused to stop.
“That’s why we must subject him to a thorough medical examination. I can only confirm two are dead now.
“As a driver, this is one of the tests you have to take note of because when you get to a level crossing, the train will be hooting the horn for people to know he is coming. Drivers should ensure they are patient until the train passes.”
Speaking about the barrier at the railway line, Longe submitted that “Unfortunately now, we don’t have such a thing there but there is a signalman who always the red flag this morning before the incident happened but the driver never obeys the signalman……Continue Reading
“The driver if found culpable would be prosecuted and we are working with the state department of public prosecution, they are gathering evidence to prosecute him. The driver has been arrested and he is in our custody.”