Showing posts with label suicide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label suicide. Show all posts

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why Not Use The Footbridge and Save Your Life?

As I was on my way to work this morning, I saw a crowd of people gazing at a motionless body by the road side near the footbridge at the Charly Boy Bus stop on the Oshodi-Oworoshoki Express Way in Lagos, Nigeria. They said it was a young woman who wanted to cross the express way and was hit by a speeding vehicle. Nobody wanted to go near the body and most of them concluded that she was lifeless.
"Why did she not use the footbridge?'
People asked.
The footbridge was there.



Photo Credit: Lagos City Photos

Most people in Lagos are the funniest creatures I have ever seen in public, because of their dangerous and silly behaviour.
They often prefer to rush across the express road than use the footbridge.
It is common to see pedestrians dashing across the express road right under a footbridge.
Are they normal or do they want to commit suicide?

There are new footbridges in Lagos, covered and


The news footbridges in Lagos City are safe for the use of pedestrians. Photo Credit: News Around Lagos

The unfortunate tragedy at the Charly Boy Bus Stop this Thursday morning would have been prevented if the young woman simply used the safe footbridge nearby.

The Lagos state government should build more footbridges at every bus stop, so that pedestrians can use them without walking very far.

Even if there is no nearby footbridge, PLEASE, TAKE A BUS TO THE NEAREST FOOTBRIDGE IF YOU CANNOT WALK THE SHORT DISTANCE AND TAKE THE FOOTBRIDGE TO SAVE YOUR LIFE AND TO SAVE YOUR FAMILY FROM THE SORROW OF YOUR LOSS. AND TO SAVE THE PUBLIC FROM THE HORRIBLE AND TERRIBLE SIGHT OF SUCH A TRAGIC ROAD ACCIDENT.
PEOPLE DESERVE TO HAVE A NICE DAY WITH PEACE OF MIND AND NOT SEEING A HORRIBLE ROAD ACCIDENT THAT WOULD LEAVE THEM SAD.

PLEASE, I BEG YOU, USE THE FOOTBRIDGE AND STAY ALIVE.
WE LOVE YOU ALIVE.



~ By Orikinla Osinachi