Forgive me – Lagos BRT driver in train crash begs victims
Oluwaseun Osinbajo, the driver of the Lagos State Government staff bus that was involved in the incident that led to a train colliding with the bus at the PWD/ Shogunle railway line, on the Agege motor road in Lagos, on Thursday, has apologised, The PUNCH reprots.
He appealed to victims of the accident to forgive him.
According to some survivors of the accident, the 44-year-old driver, Oluwaseun Osinbajo, had his earpiece on while driving and ignored the directive of the Flag Officers at the rail line.
The driver, however, blamed the incident on a mechanical fault in the bus.
The driver, who works with the Lagos State Ministry of Transport, was also said to have been transferred to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department.
He was said to be overheard narrating to some of his relatives who were waiting for him there.
“It was not my fault. How could I have ignored warning signs? The bus had a mechanical fault,” The Vanguard newspaper quoted him as saying.
The driver of the BRT had veered into the rail track despite signs from the level crossing flag bearers and other motorists urging him not to do so as a train was oncoming.
About 79 of 85 passengers on the bus were revived and treated for different injuries and subsequently transferred to Gbagada General Hospital, Agege General Hospital, and the trauma centre at the toll gate area of the state.