Naturally, we often hear about different vehicles colliding with one another on busy Nigerian roads. However, it is quite rare to see reports of cars colliding into a train that is moving on its own track in Nigeria. Believe it or not, some photos currently trending online confirmed that an Overspeeding truck recently crashed into a moving train in Kano State on Wednesday, Oct 6. Quite bizarre, right?
These are the trending photos that captured the moment after a truck collided with a moving train in Kano State
According to press reports, the tipper truck involved in this strange accident was fully loaded with sand when the collision occurred around 6:00 am on Oct 6. The truck was said to be driving at a very high speed when it crashed into a moving train along the popular Ahmadu Bello road in Nasarawa GRA, Kano state. Fortunately, the truck driver only sustained minor injuries and no other casualty was recorded in this surprising incident.
“Over-speeding” has been blamed to be the cause of the recent crash between a tipper truck and a moving train in Kano State
Daily Trust Newspaper reported that an eyewitness said the train actually blared its horn very loud to warn oncoming vehicles. The eyewitness also claim that passersby tried stopping as many vehicles as they could but the tipper truck driver was the only one driving at extremely high speed. So, this was the reason why it ended up crashing into the moving train and the truck somersaulted before resting in an upside-down position beside the road. It was also reported that the tipper truck driver was identified as a very young man who is just in his early twenties. Many believed his age and experience might have contributed to his “bad” driving habits on such a busy road.
And speaking of train vs truck incidents, watch this YouTube video below to see a short compilation of such incidents.
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