The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has advised motorists, tricycle operators and other road users against reckless driving, over speeding, as well as ensuring vigilance, especially when driving through the railway crossings to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
The General Manager of the Agency, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu gave the warning in the aftermath of the unfortunate incident involving a tricycle rider that rammed into a moving train while trying to cross the railway crossing around Shina Peters Road, Iju-Ishaga in Ifako-Ijaye Local Council Development Area of the State.
According to the General Manager, “The Agency received a distress call in respect of the incident on Tuesday, 30th April 2019 at about 6:52 am. This prompted the immediate activation of the Agency’s Response Team and other stakeholders accordingly. On arrival at the scene, it was gathered that a tricycle with five people on board was involved in the unfortunate incident in which four persons (three adult males and one adult female) died”.
While noting that the accident could have been avoided if road traffic rules were strictly adhered to by the tricycle operator, Tiamiyu advised motorists and other road users, especially tricycle operators, to always exercise patience when crossing railway lines to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
The Agency’s Response Team and other stakeholders, which include Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps, (LNSC) Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) formed the response crew at the accident scene.