A man narrowly escaped death on Thursday at Ajayi Farm bus-stop, Ikeja area of Lagos State when a moving train crushed his leg and hand.
A sympathiser who witnessed the incident told reporters at the scene that the man did not hear the sound of the train while crossing the rail way, because of the noise from moving cars along the Oshodi Iyana-Ipaja expressway.
The eyewitness said, “Though the man tried to escape from the railway, the devil was already there to avert his escape.
“His trousers hooked a protruding iron in the rail which made the train to meet him and crushed one of his legs and one of his hands.
“The man wept profusely and even some women were crying for him. Many prayed that he survives the tragedy.”
Another eyewitness said, “They were two who tried to cross the railway. One noticed that the train was coming and quickly crossed while the other (the victim) did not and paid dearly for it.
“All efforts he made to escape proved abortive because he was under tension and the rail iron has held his trouser, causing the train to crush his leg and hand. I and other women were crying like babies when we saw the helpless man in the pool of his blood.”
Policemen from the Man Centre police station, who were at the scene, reportedly rushed the victim to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH.