In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, September, 2020

Tragedy As Prepare Crushes Lagos Dealer To Dying Whereas Making an attempt To Save Son Trapped In SUV (Photograph)

Tragedy As Train Crushes Lagos Trader To Death While Attempting To Save Son Trapped In SUV (Photo)

The train crushed the man to death while he ran to save his son inside SUV

The prepare crushed the person to dying whereas he ran to save lots of his son inside SUV


A shoe service provider, Christopher Ngobidi was on Monday crushed to dying, whereas his son, Arinze, is preventing for his life in a hospital following a prepare accident. 


In keeping with Punch, the incident occurred across the Nigerian Military Procuring Enviornment, Oshodi, Lagos State.



The prepare had earlier collided with a white Ford Ecoline 250 bus with quantity plate, GGE 972 GE, on the PWD space.


The prepare, whereas pulling the Ford car, bought to the Military Procuring Enviornment, the place Ngobidi parked his Toyota Highlander on the rail tracks.


It was gathered that the Anambra State indigene, a dealer on the Enviornment, was ready for the gate of the shopping center to open when he noticed the approaching prepare.


Ngobidi raced to the car to rescue his son,  who was sleeping within the car, however was crushed to dying by the prepare.


Nonetheless, one among our correspondents, throughout a go to to the scene of the incident and the store of the deceased, noticed that many stalls across the deceased’s store have been locked.


NgobidiA witness, Hezekiah Adekanmi, mentioned, “The person parked on the rail observe whereas he was ready for the Enviornment gate to be opened. Whereas the prepare was coming with a bus that it had earlier hit, it began honking. However the man, who was not within the automotive, remembered that his son was contained in the car and he ran to rescue him.

“Earlier than he might come out of the car, they have been hit by the prepare and pushed inside a gutter. The person died instantly, whereas his son was injured. The prepare nonetheless dragged the bus to the Oshodi beneath bridge earlier than it stopped.”


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One of many store house owners round Ngobidi’s store, Efechukwu Udeh, who described the deceased as a pleasant man, lamented that he can be sorely missed.


He mentioned, “Christopher (Ngobidi) was my neighbour on this market and he was good to all people.


“The person tried to rescue his son who was sleeping contained in the car when the prepare crushed him, whereas his son was injured. The boy is unconscious on the hospital. Christopher’s spouse known as me this morning to ask after the husband, however I needed to misinform her that he had not bought to the market but as a result of I don’t know what to inform her.”


The Head of Public Affairs of LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, mentioned the company obtained a misery name to the scene round 8am.


He mentioned, “Upon arrival on the scene, it was found white bus, with quantity plate GGE 972 GE, veered onto the rail tracks whereas crossing the railway line on the PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter prepare.”


“The bus was dragged alongside by the prepare for a stretch of the journey earlier than managing to return to a whole halt on the Oshodi beneath bridge.

“It was additionally gathered that whereas the prepare was pulling the bus, it crashed right into a stationary Toyota Highlander Sport Utility Car, with the quantity plate FST 763 FL. The driving force of the SUV misplaced his life throughout the incident, whereas his son, who was with him within the SUV was taken to One Life non-public hospital, reverse the Enviornment, Bolade, Oshodi.”

Nonetheless, the Lagos State Police Command claimed that three individuals sustained accidents within the incident.

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The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in an announcement on Monday, mentioned the matter had been referred to the Railway Police Command for investigation.


He mentioned, “Round 07.45am, there was an accident involving a transferring prepare and two autos crossing the rail tracks at Enviornment Plaza, Oshodi. Three individuals sustained various levels of harm and have been taken to an undisclosed hospital for therapy.”


In the meantime, the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who visited the scene, sympathised with the households of the victims.


Sanwo-Olu mentioned, “This incident is regrettable as a result of it occurred on the day all stakeholders reached a consensus to shut down the gates into the procuring area. And that is a part of the issues we’ve got been elevating about commuters’ security on this axis. We have to act quick. This deadly accident ought to strengthen our resolve to do the needful and stop a repeat of the unhappy incident sooner or later.

“Additionally it is a clarion name on our individuals to be security acutely aware each time they should drive throughout rail tracks. If there may be gradual motion of autos at any railway bypass, then there may be the necessity to maintain a protected distance from the rail tracks.”

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