A moving train yesterday crushed the leg and hand of an unidentified young man at the Ajayi Farm bus-stop, Ikeja area of Lagos State.

An eyewitness revealed that the victim who was almost dead did not hear the sound of the coming train because of the noises from cars plying 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 who narrated his own account said they were two who wanted to cross the rail but the first person who noticed the train quickly crossed but the second person became a victim.

“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.”

The victim was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH for medical treatment.